On 14 March 1962, in the offices of a notary in Tempio Pausania, 1,800 hectares of land in the area of Monti Di Mola, between Liscia Di Vacca and Porto Cervo, Cala di Volpe, Capriccioli and Romazzino, became the property of H.H. the Aga Khan and a group of entrepreneurs including Patrick Guinness, John Duncan Miller, Felix Bigio, André Ardoin and René Podbielski.
And so the Consorzio Costa Smeralda was born, with the aim of regulating the urban, territorial and architectural development of the new tourist destination for a jet set who, up until that point, had been habitués of the Côte d'Azur. A group of four formidable architects - Luigi Vietti, Jacques Couëlle, Michele Busiri Vici and Simon Mossa - formed the Architectural Committee, which had to approve all works under the aegis of the association. The committee promoted an “organic” architectural style, which would become part of the fabric of the Costa Smeralda, with irregular roofs reflecting the traditional Sardinian rural dwellings, contained volumes, soft and sinuous lines, and the use of local materials such as granite, juniper and chestnut.