NELLE ’ S RU I NS Nelle Dreyer Nelle was probably South Africa’s first supermodel. Way back in the nineteenseventies Nelle left Cape Town and went to Europe where she made it big time, as the saying goes. After her modeling career ended in the early nineteen-eighties she married the brilliant graphic designer Bob Adamski and together they bought an 11th century ruin, the Chateau de Cazes, located about 100Km from Bordeaux. Leaving the character of the building intact (so to speak), Bob created modern living spaces within the ruins, which Nelle decorated in her bold and eclectic style. House & Leisure magazine