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Boykin’s Got a Builder for Artsy Xanadu

Loves the playas.


Three years after Boykin Curry and a crew of well-heeled friends—including Moby, Richard Meier, and Charlie Rose—bought Playa Grande, a $60 million oceanfront plot in the Dominican Republic, no work has started on their artistic beach community for lack of a development partner. But now one has finally been selected, according to a letter Curry circulated to his partners last week, and work is set to begin. “This extraordinary process has taken far longer and involved more work than any of us initially imagined,” Curry wrote. Aman Resorts, known for superluxe hotels in places like Bhutan and Bora Bora, will build infrastructure and projects like a nature preserve, an organic farm, and a school for local children. The company will take over the property’s golf course and build two hotels while leaving untouched the two-mile stretch of beachfront the partners want to use for their own and artists’ villas. Investors needn’t wait for work to finish before they can visit. “I urge you to spend some time at Playa Grande this winter,” Curry wrote.

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