At least once in a lifetime, everyone has lounged in the sun on a pristine stretch of beach and thought, “I wish I could live here forever.” Steps from the ocean, where waves are audible and sea breezes frequently waft by, this impressive modern barn-style home in Bridgehampton is a place where that fantasy comes to fruition. Beyond a beautiful cedar gate and crisp façade of sleek wood and glass are approximately 12,000 square feet of stylish modern interiors in an open floor plan. Each space has been impeccably crafted to the highest standards. Among the thoughtful details are Finestra tilt-and-turn doors and windows, Dornbracht fixtures, and wide plank white oak flooring. The custom kitchen here is a centerpiece, with a strikingly colorful mosaic tile backsplash, a built-in banquette, a breakfast bar, Parapan cabinetry, and handsome Silestone counters. Two 90 degree walls of windows and doors flood the double-height great room with air and light. The walls of glass encourage an active interplay between indoors and outdoors — just beyond is an inviting bluestone slate patio, an impeccably outfitted alfresco kitchen, a 30 x 30 heated gunite pool with wading area and spa, a gorgeous emerald lawn, and a cabaña with all the fittings to encourage pool-side festivities, including a Sub-Zero ice maker, refrigerator, and wine cooler. An office and sitting room, located on the main level, gives to the slate terrace as well, and dining room features an artistic chandelier as the centerpiece. With its oak treads, steel and wire railings, and wooden handrail, the home’s central stairway has a tastefully nautical inspiration. It appears to float in its space, leading gracefully to both upper and lower levels and the home’s eight restful bedrooms — which include a master suite with a light-filled sitting area, water views, and a stylishly opulent bath. The exceptional lower level is the epicenter of recreation and relaxation, encompassing a home theater with state-of-the-art surround sound, billiards room, great fitness studio opening to the outdoors, and a custom wine cellar.