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The Koustall House


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House Summary

The Koustall House, located on Bishopsgate Road, is an award-winning Georgian-Style home recognized by the Architectural Conservatory of Ontario. Built in 1870, it is the area’s most architecturally significant homes featuring six-over-six panes and an elaborate porch with gingerbread scroll.2


Timeline

c. 1870 - Home was contructed1

18?? - Alliston Campbell purchased home1

???? - Wallpaper added1

1971 - Koustall Family purchased home1

19?? - Addition added to the northeast side of house.1

It is an entry way and laundry room.

1980s - Sunroom added1

19?? - Barn resided with metal1

19?? - Addition to Barn1

19?? - Two doors replaced1

19?? - Storm windows added1

19?? - Concrete silo added1

19?? - Harvester silo added1

2015 – Gilbert Koustall purchased home1

2017 – Started renting the home out1



Architectural Features

This five-bay Georgian styled home, built in 1870, features 5 six over six sash double hung windows on the top floor and 4 six over six sash double hung windows on the bottom floor with a single window door and rectangular side lights. The top windows have green shutters that match the colour scheme of the rest of the house. All the windows feature soldier course brick work. The brick is laid out in a Flemish bond pattern. It is a centre door main façade with decorative paired brackets attached to the roof. The verandah features beautifully decorated white gingerbread scrolls and 9 white posts. The right side of the house features 4 paired brackets under the roof. It has three six over six sash double hung windows with slip sills, green shutters, and soldier course brick work. There is also a door which may have been a large window or larger door in the past as there is some mismatched brick that showcases that something had been replaced. There is a small simple sash sliding window between the door and green shuttered blind window on the lower floor. The back right-hand side has an addition built into it made out of light-coloured wood. It is an enclosed porch. It features large single pane windows. The back of the house has been added on at a later date. It features a door with triangular brick work and two single pane windows with soldier course brick work. There is also a chimney in the back. In the back left-hand side, there is another wooden addition with simple sash windows, a 6 grid windowed door, and a chimney. The left-hand side features 3 six over six sash double hung windows with slip sills but this time it does not feature the green shutters. It also has soldier course brick work and paired brackets on the roof. The basement windows also have soldier course brick work. Similar to the right side, there seems to have been a door here that has been bricked up. The soldier course brick work still remains above the mismatched brick. There are four bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen upstairs and three bedrooms on the main floor. The house features the original windows, original front door, and original fieldstone basement. There are floor coverings over the original floors. There are also two non-working fireplaces. This award winning home is a sight to see.


Notes

  1. Koustall, Gilbert. Personal Interview, July 2017.
  2. County of Brant. Heritage Committee.July 2017.

References

  • Koustall, Gilbert. (July 2017). Personal Interview.
  • County of Brant. Heritage Committee.July 2017.

Date of Original:
1870
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Campbell, Alliston
Local identifier:
2017CB008
Collection:
Historic Buildings of the County of Brant
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.0834
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
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Copyright Date:
2017
Copyright Holder:
County of Brant Public Library
Copyright Holder Contact Information:
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Recommended Citation:
The Koustall House, 2017. County of Brant Public Library. Item No. 2017CB008.
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The Koustall House



House Summary

The Koustall House, located on Bishopsgate Road, is an award-winning Georgian-Style home recognized by the Architectural Conservatory of Ontario. Built in 1870, it is the area’s most architecturally significant homes featuring six-over-six panes and an elaborate porch with gingerbread scroll.2


Timeline

c. 1870 - Home was contructed1

18?? - Alliston Campbell purchased home1

???? - Wallpaper added1

1971 - Koustall Family purchased home1

19?? - Addition added to the northeast side of house.1

It is an entry way and laundry room.

1980s - Sunroom added1

19?? - Barn resided with metal1

19?? - Addition to Barn1

19?? - Two doors replaced1

19?? - Storm windows added1

19?? - Concrete silo added1

19?? - Harvester silo added1

2015 – Gilbert Koustall purchased home1

2017 – Started renting the home out1



Architectural Features

This five-bay Georgian styled home, built in 1870, features 5 six over six sash double hung windows on the top floor and 4 six over six sash double hung windows on the bottom floor with a single window door and rectangular side lights. The top windows have green shutters that match the colour scheme of the rest of the house. All the windows feature soldier course brick work. The brick is laid out in a Flemish bond pattern. It is a centre door main façade with decorative paired brackets attached to the roof. The verandah features beautifully decorated white gingerbread scrolls and 9 white posts. The right side of the house features 4 paired brackets under the roof. It has three six over six sash double hung windows with slip sills, green shutters, and soldier course brick work. There is also a door which may have been a large window or larger door in the past as there is some mismatched brick that showcases that something had been replaced. There is a small simple sash sliding window between the door and green shuttered blind window on the lower floor. The back right-hand side has an addition built into it made out of light-coloured wood. It is an enclosed porch. It features large single pane windows. The back of the house has been added on at a later date. It features a door with triangular brick work and two single pane windows with soldier course brick work. There is also a chimney in the back. In the back left-hand side, there is another wooden addition with simple sash windows, a 6 grid windowed door, and a chimney. The left-hand side features 3 six over six sash double hung windows with slip sills but this time it does not feature the green shutters. It also has soldier course brick work and paired brackets on the roof. The basement windows also have soldier course brick work. Similar to the right side, there seems to have been a door here that has been bricked up. The soldier course brick work still remains above the mismatched brick. There are four bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen upstairs and three bedrooms on the main floor. The house features the original windows, original front door, and original fieldstone basement. There are floor coverings over the original floors. There are also two non-working fireplaces. This award winning home is a sight to see.


Notes

  1. Koustall, Gilbert. Personal Interview, July 2017.
  2. County of Brant. Heritage Committee.July 2017.

References

  • Koustall, Gilbert. (July 2017). Personal Interview.
  • County of Brant. Heritage Committee.July 2017.