In East Hampton, some of America’s most celebrated beaches and sand dunes stretch out before you—if, that is, you are fortunate enough to enter the private haven. Long a privileged and serenely sequestered sanctuary for New York society, the dreamy oceanfront habitat a mere ten minutes from East Hampton Airport affords sublime solace and supreme comfort. An enticing case in point is the contemporary beach house brought to life by James Merrell Architects in coordination with world-renowned designer Joseph P. D’Urso. The striking centerpiece of nearly three and a half oceanfront acres, it basks beyond a long private drive on legendary Further Lane. Within the maintenance-free exterior and interior, space flows from sweeping view-filled living, dining, and kitchen areas to an airy sitting room. Four bedrooms and four and a half baths are divided between the two levels. For fall and winter evenings, four fireplaces lend warm ambiance. But the house was created to savor the summer sun, and that it does, with wide glass doors opening to upper and lower Atlantic-view decks creating a terrace dunescape unlike any other property in East Hampton.?An oceanfront infinity pool, lush greenery, an enticing al fresco dining patio scented by masses of flowers, and a north-south tennis court lend further to its resortlike majesty.