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Costa Esmeralda by Lifestyle is an extraordinary villa project located within the famous “Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort” at Cofresi – Puerto Plata, nestled on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, which was once famed for the landing ground for Christopher Columbus to discover the America’s in 1492.

At the Peninsula of Costa Esmeralda you will experience the modern designed villas with an ultra-feel. As you pass through the majestic entrance gate and take in the wonderful tropical gardens on the edge of the coral-sand beach you will feel like “Coming Home” to this magical part of the world.

LHVC Launches Exciting Lifestyle Real Estate Division with Whole Ownership Vacation Homes and the Highest Level of Exclusive Member Benefits

Exciting news! LHVC Membership has just been kicked up a notch, or two. Sales and construction are now underway for four planned high-end communities of villas, apartments and townhouses which are part of the new Lifestyle Real Estate Division featuring whole ownership opportunities and guaranteed rental agreements. The exclusive, upscale residences include Center Court by Lifestyle with custom-built, Austrian architect style villas of three to six bedrooms; Crown villas with one, two or three bedroom Mediterranean style stand alone homes; Costa Esmeralda by Lifestyle with ultra-modern, highest-end cliff and beach villa homes; and The Level by Lifestyle, two-floor townhomes with European design. The choices are endless.

Members who purchase one of the deeded real estate division products receive tremendous benefits just for them, including a select number of exchange weeks each year, automatic rental of their villa, free helicopter or limousine transfers from Puerto Plata or Santiago airports, all inclusive amenities and services, chef and butler services, laundry service, weekly gala dinners, unlimited access to Ocean World Adventure Park next door, catamaran excursions and no maintenance or administration fees.

About the Architect – Johanne Gaetan Checo MeDrano

Architect Johanne Gaetan Checo Medrano was born in 1972 in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, in the Dominican Republic. It became obvious from an early age that he leaned towards the taste of art and architecture, and made his formal studies at the school of architecture of the Pontificia Universidad Católica madre y maestra in the city of Santiago in the 1990s. Then at the beginning of the new millennium, he did his master’s project at the school of architecture in the University of La Coruña in Bilbao, Spain.

Johanne Checo architectural S.R.L., Signature, has two offices within the Dominican, the first located in the city of Santiago, where they developed urban projects such as “Hacienda Palmeral”, a residential project that skirts the fields of Las Aromas Golf facilities, as well as several apartment buildings, malls, shops and cabanas located in the countryside on the mountains of Jarabacoa. Several of his designs have been featured in international magazines such as “Architectural Digest”.

In 2005 he opened an office in Cabarete that specializes in hospitality and tourism projects, as well as the ‘Gran Cabana Beach Club Spa and Resort’, in addition to several second home condominium buildings, villas, bars, and restaurants.

The firm also works on community service projects such as literacy programs in the Dominican Republic by designing polytechnics, community centers, music schools and sports fields.

The heart of a Checo design is always aimed at the comfort, flexibility and productivity of the spaces to be consistent with the lifestyle and need of each client. The firm is known for breaking up traditional architecture by mixing it with a touch of modernism thereby creating art with a combination of styles.

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