If a home on fabled Further Lane is what you crave, then this stunning gated abode might be just the ticket. Situated on 1.84 manicured acres with specimen trees, formal gardens and an oversize 50-foot gunite pool, the nine-bedroom 8,900-square-foot home blends the elegance of a French manor house with relaxed modern comforts that make it an appealing year-round or seasonal family retreat. Originally built in 1998, the interiors of the home were completely revamped by developers Wilshire Real Estate Advisors (wilshire.com) with an emphasis on refined yet relaxed indoor-outdoor living. Noteworthy aspects of the renovation include a stunning new sweeping staircase in the double-height foyer as well as the addition of cerused oak herringbone floors throughout the living spaces, integrated millwork with ample storage, a screened-in porch and inviting outdoor spaces, including multiple patios and pergolas. To fit out its rooms with luxe, livable style, Michael Basile, managing director of Wilshire, tapped designers at New York City-based Interior Marketing Group (imgnyc.com) to furnish the diverse living spaces with modern creature comforts and customcreated art crafted to ideally suit the varied rooms. “We started with a neutral palette that speaks to the spirit of luxury and sets the tone for the furnishings, which were chosen to give the interiors a beachy flavor with polished details like those you'd find in a high-end yacht,” says Christina Slater, the IMG designer on the project. Nautically inspired architectural touches, such as the rope balusters in the new staircase, are echoed in furnishings like rope accent chairs and details in the massive chandelier in the living room or in the clean lines of sleek pieces like the classic Saarinen tulip table in the updated eat-in kitchen. Furnishings throughout the living spaces, which include both casual and formal living rooms, a library and den, and multiple entertaining spaces, are also linked by a materials palette of black metal, leather, walnut wood and organic linens and cottons. An extra plus: Any of the furnishings, many custom designed or selected from IMG's collection, are also available for purchase. “Today, buyers want less formal, more easy living than in the past, so the mix of large gathering spaces along with more intimate ones in this home offers a combination of both formal and informal settings that people appreciate, especially if extended family and friends come to share time on holidays and weekends in the summer,” says Evan Kulman, the property's listing agent at Compass (kulmanteam.com). With eight fireplaces, 11 full and two half renovated baths, and a finished lower level that boasts a recreation room and a full bar setup, the home is consummately geared toward entertaining and hosting VIP guests. Its deeded access to the ocean and location close to some of the area's most prized beaches are additional bonuses of the expansive home, which is listed at $10.975 million—a bargain in comparison to the record-breaking $147 million paid by activist investor Barry Rosenstein five years ago for an 18-acre beachfront property down the street. And with neighbors like designer Helmut Lang, comedian Jerry Seinfeld and art dealer Larry Gagosian, any prospective purchaser will live amid good company and comfortably so, especially if a discreet and exclusive dwelling is at the top of the wish list. Customcreated art was crafted to suit the dining room; one of the nine bedrooms continues the neutral palette that speaks to the spirit of luxury; a sweeping staircase in the foyer. Opposite page: Rope accent chairs are one of the nautically inspired touches. Furnishings throughout the living spaces, including the casual living room and den are linked by a materials palette of black metal, leather, walnut wood and organic linens and cottons.