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Inside Mikhail Baryshnikov's Luxurious Home in the Dominican Republic

MB: We told Oscar and Julio we would build right away, but I was in a show in New York and didn’t have time to make any plans. Fortunately, Oscar had suggested I meet the architect who designed his house at Puntacana, Ernesto Buch. Ernesto happened to be passing through the city at one point, and he came to see me perform. Afterward, Lisa and I sat down with him.

LR: Ernesto is a very creative and interesting man. He was born in Cuba and studied at Harvard. He’s classically trained, and he immediately said, “I want to do something theatrical: squares, arches, colonnades, and a touch of Spanish.

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