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He built a fine farmhouse designed by the architect de Zwaan and he erected impressive stables and a dairy which are in good condition to this day. Nellmapius was engaged in laying out a large garden with the assistance of his manager, a German horticulturalist named Fuchs, when he died on 27th July, 1893. It is believed that he spent £80,000 in developing his property at Irene which was known as the Irene Estate and which was sold out of his estate after his death.

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