*UPDATED* I’m sad to report that Oscar de la Renta has died, aged 82 (October 21, 2014). Thanks for the fabulous designs, Oscar. You were one of my absolute favourites. Read my tribute here. Natasha xx
DESIGNER HOMES: Take a look at the incredible resort home of fashion and homewares designer, Oscar de la Renta and his wife Annette in the Dominican Republic…
About Oscar and Annette de la Renta
See our profile of Oscar in KNOW YOUR FASHION HISTORY to understand the history of the man and his famous brand:
Their Punta Cana home is situated within the Puntacana Resort, right on the beach, between the Corales beach and Club Med Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic:
At home with Annette and Oscar de la Renta, and also Bunny Williams and John Rosselli, in the Dominican Republic
Here are some images of Oscar and Annette de la Renta’s gorgeous Colonial-style Dominican Republic home.
Apparently, after staying with Oscar and Annette, their friend and fellow designer Bunny Williams and husband John Rosselli fell in love with the location and bought a Punta Cana beach house for themselves, so there are a couple of photos from her home in the gallery below too.
Bunny Williams and John Rosselli
Scroll through to see all the photos:
This is Oscar’s second home in the Dominican Republic, not counting the family home where he grew up, before moving to Europe at aged 18.
He bought his first house, on the southern part of the country, in 1971. It was a compound in Casa de Campo inspired by Thailand, full of delicious, flowering, scented plants such as orchids, gardenia, ylang-ylang, and tuberose.
Oscar de la Renta and his first wife, the late Francoise de Langlade,
at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, as featured
in Town & Country magazine 1974
Moving to his second house, a Palladian-inspired villa, in the late 1990s, enticed by the pristine beaches of the east coast and a new luxury residential and holiday enclave in the Punta Cana area.
He tried to replicate the sensuality of the luscious Casa de Campo garden, but found the climate was different, with more wind and exposure to the elements.
And having just accepting and developing the natural palm-tree-and-grass landscape, Hurricane Georges destroyed it all in 1998, devasting the the garden, the pool, the trees, and much of the private beach. The house survived, at least.
The garden has taken 14 years to be re-established, and additional buildings have been erected, such as Casa Eliza where step-daughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex, stay when visiting.
See our post and photos for Tortuga Bay at Puntacana Resort & Club, which Oscar designed and c0-owned:
You might also like:
- Oscar de la Renta: The man and his brand
- Oscar and Annette de la Renta at home in Manhattan
- Oscar and Annette de la Renta at home in Connecticut
- Oscar de la Renta’s Tortuga Bay Hotel in the Dominican Republic
- BOOK TO BUY: The Style, Inspiration, and Life of Oscar de la Renta by Assouline
Buy Oscar de la Renta here:
- Matches Fashion
- Bergodorf Goodman
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Neiman Marcus
- Boutique 1
- The Outnet