Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, DRUMALIS

Name: CLOSE, SAMUEL PATRICK
Building: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, DRUMALIS
Date: 1888-1890
Nature: Remodelling, for Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 'turning a compact house of the early 1870s in a restained Italianate style into a large and rambling composition dominated by a four-storey tower in a more exuberant style' (Larmour). Interiors by George Walton, Glasgow.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/6;Angela E. McGuinness, 'Samuel Patrick Close: Architect' (unpublished master's thesis, Queen's University, Belfast, 1990),  57-60 (Pls. 82-87); Paul Larmour, 'A Worthy Victorian Architect' , Perspective: the Journal of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects 5 (May/Jun 1998), 73(illus.),74