-Yah, it is a beautiful house with so much room inside. I think I went inside once or twice
-Once or twice that's all? I was there often playing in the cubbies and skating ect.
-No Aluminium siding -
-Lovely looking Home. Went on a House Tour when they had them back in the day.
-The Trotters house, I lived across the street basically grew up in that house
-Just down the street where my mom lived on Orchard
-I babysat for the Hoddinots and the house was beautiful but creepy. And they had two Dobermans that sat and watched me all evening. Not my favorite place to babysit.
-I babysat the kids too!
-that picture of the old man on the stair landing creeped me out. It was like he was watching you. Lol
-Wasn't it a picture of his father?
-I have no idea. But it was about 5 ft square oil-based painting. Mostly black with white haired old man. I thought it was an antique even then. Was well done but he watched you as you came up and down. Lol
-If I recall the Hoddinotts did major renovations to the home including the kitchen/ living space to the area at the back. Aside from the formal spaces these areas were comfy and lived in.
-Funny how it is still known as the "Hoddinots house", but the Trotter family lived there from ~1994 until just recently - 25 years. During their tenure it was far from creepy. Beautifully decorated and maintained by a great family.
-Small world....have'nt lived in Gtown for over 30 years, flying home from Spain 3 weeks ago....who was sitting next to me...."The Trotters" !!
-That house is beautiful, I had the pleasure of doing some Open Houses there when the Trotters were selling it. Such nice people and the house was kept beautifully.
The new owners are lucky to have it.
-Wasn't it the Bell house at one time. They had horses. Remember the daughter had a horse and carriage in a parade in town. Horse spooked at corner of Mill and Guelph. In the 50s maybe.
-it used to be the Bells farm yrs ago , they kept there horses in the back
-Boy I'm old. Thanks Cindy. My memory is still there😉
-your doing great ha ha
-Is that where they had the in law suite and is it still there?
-Walked past this house on my way to school. Always well kept.
-What a handsome house. A beautiful area of Georgetown🏠
-I remember when the house was showcased on the Christmas Tour of Homes. I can't imagine the weeks that it took the Hoddinotts to prepare for it as it was always over the top!
-Wish it would be added again to the showcase tour. Would love to see how it’s decorated now.
-I could tell a few stories about that house.
-Beautiful home I Remember it since I was a kid it is a landmark home !
-Such a beautiful house.
-In 1962, that was the Bell home. I was 16 and entranced by Ellen. Her older sister, Brenda, I think was a GDHS cheerleader.
Was there an older brother, David?
Ellen was seriously into horses and riding. I believe she may still teach riding near Stratford. She attended the 2007 Homecoming, and is still a beautiful woman.
I met Mr. Bell once, but vividly recall his visit to the kitchen at about 1:30 am, where he demonstrated his drumming abilities on a variety of pots and pans to subtly remind us that it was definitely time for me to go home!
-I'd love to metal detect on that property. Guaranteed good finds!
-I remember it being the Bell house went to school with the daughter
-It was and still is one of my favourite houses in G'town
-Always loved this house.
-Always liked their home.
-Played there many times. Beautiful house!!!
-In a great part of town...
-I used to have a customer called Fram Oil Filters in Stratford Ontario. By per luck I had the pleasure of meeting Ellen Bell. Ellen was one of the brightest engineers I ever worked with. She had a great career with Fram for approximately 10 years and we worked together on several projects. Ellen always had fascinating stories to tell. The one that i really enjoyed was when she came to Georgetown to visit her parents house when Mr. Hoddinott was giving one of his Christmas tours. He was very proud of The front door which he claimed was installed at the turn of the century. During the tour Ellen spoke up and mentioned to him that her father installed the door in the early 50's at which point the tour was cancelled.
-what beauty to be admired
-I remember boyd and Jane's home , it was actually on the Xmas tour of homes one year. Jane Hoddinott was actually a great decorator and designer!
-Dr. Hoddinot was my doctor. Something about his eyes!
-Nice to have been in Georgetown!
Lovely neighbors, friends, doctors and dentists and
tellers in banks and cashiers at local stores etc,,
How lucky have you been to have been in Georgetown.
-Went to the U.S. of A. to line his pockets!
-Dr Hoddinott was my doctor for many years. Delivered my first. The 2nd came a bit quicker, one of school colleagues delivered her. Small world. Always love the house and think of him when I pass it