Renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker designed this Joburg mansion and Italianate garden (with its clipped arches and columns) at Northwards for Colonel John Dale Lace, in 1904. The diamond-mining magnate shared it with his eccentric wife, José.

Renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker designed this Joburg mansion and Italianate garden (with its clipped arches and columns) at Northwards for Colonel John Dale Lace, in 1904. The diamond-mining magnate shared it with his eccentric wife, José.

Josephine Dale Lace was a flamboyant Johannesburg socialite who was often seen in a carriage drawn by a team of zebras. The Dale Laces were owners of one of Johannesburg's most prominent historic landmarks, the Parktown mansion 'Northwards', designed by British architect Herbert Baker in 1904.

Josephine Dale Lace was a flamboyant Johannesburg socialite who was often seen in a carriage drawn by a team of zebras. The Dale Laces were owners of one of Johannesburg's most prominent historic landmarks, the Parktown mansion 'Northwards', designed by British architect Herbert Baker in 1904.

Hy-Many Blue Plaque The property began its life as a humble farmhouse before being transformed into a grand country estate by the famous Randlord John Dale Lace and his charismatic wife Jose. In the 1920s a businessman named Tom Kelly bought the property and called it Hy-Many House after his family estate in Ireland.

Hy-Many Blue Plaque The property began its life as a humble farmhouse before being transformed into a grand country estate by the famous Randlord John Dale Lace and his charismatic wife Jose. In the 1920s a businessman named Tom Kelly bought the property and called it Hy-Many House after his family estate in Ireland.

Josephine Dale Lace wasn't the only one that preferred to use zebras for their carriage as this zebra-drawn carriage driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild shows. 1898 History, Zebras Carriage,

Josephine Dale Lace wasn't the only one that preferred to use zebras for their carriage as this zebra-drawn carriage driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild shows. 1898 History, Zebras Carriage,

Josephine Dale Lace - mistress to a king, and lady who took baths of milk in a marble tub and ride in a cart pulled by 4 zebras...I like her style!

Josephine Dale Lace - mistress to a king, and lady who took baths of milk in a marble tub and ride in a cart pulled by 4 zebras...I like her style!

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