Comber Home – May 2017 – Issue 263


Living History

Antiques-lover John was looking for his first home, and the drawing room of this apartment, which was once the billiard room of Ardara House, just about blew him away.

Ardara House was built in the Italianate style 1872 by Thomas Andrews, a prominent mill owner near Comber. Of his four sons, John, the eldest, and William, the youngest, both became managing directors in the family firm of John Andrews & Co., James, born in 1877 was a barrister-at-law, and his namesake Thomas, born in 1873, achieved worldwide fame as the designer of the RMS Titanic.

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