Caribbean Fairy Tale

Before officially evolving into a boutique hotel, Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic was a private retreat reserved for its owners, their families, friends, and friends of friends. New York financier Boykin Curry, and his wife, interior designer Celerie Kemble, originally conceived the property on the island’s rugged north shore as a utopian vacation club with a diverse and vibrant community of investors. Partners in the project include architect Richard Meier, television talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose, journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, actress Mariska Hargitay, fashion designer Lela Rose, among others. The beach club sits on a mile of superb, practically undeveloped, palm-backed sand, just off the coastal main road on a remote, rain-forested stretch of the Dominican Republic’s north shore. With its transformation into an exclusive hotel, the Beach Club’s six one-bedroom ($800 per night) and three three-bedroom bungalows ($2,000 per night) can now be booked online. Take a look at this Caribbean Fairy Tale….

Hydrangea Hill Cottage: Celerie Kemble's Playa Grande Beach Club:

New York interior designer Celerie Kemble has recently brought her smart blending of the classic and the contemporary to the Dominican Republic, where she and a score of friends have created a genre-defying beachfront playground in the jungle — Playa Grande Beach Club — with nine enticing gingerbread bungalows offering guests a unique home-away-from-home resort stay.:

Kemble's playful interiors blend barefoot island chic with sophisticated whimsy.

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