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For Sale: Lido Beach house in pink

There’s something about oceanfront homes painted in pastel

There’s something about oceanfront homes painted in pastel colors. They’re common in tourist destinations like some of the islands, but not so much on Long Island. That didn't stop Emily Marino from painting her oceanfront home in Lido Beach pink. Why pink? She says she was inspired to keep history alive by painting it the same color as the former Lido Beach hotel, which is now a non-pink condominium complex. Not to mention, “pink and the beach work well together,” Marino says. She recalls when the house -- now on the market for $1.9 million with Pat McDonnell of Lido Beach Realty -- went from blue to pink in 1990. A resident was not pleased and told Emily, "I have to look at it." However, after a couple of weeks, that same neighbor complemented her by saying the color totally works. The house, which has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, has water views from the first and second floors.

There’s something about oceanfront homes painted in pastel colors. They’re common in tourist destinations like some of the islands, but not so much on Long Island.

That didn't stop Emily Marino from painting her oceanfront home in Lido Beach pink. Why pink? She says she was inspired to keep history alive by painting it the same color as the former Lido Beach hotel, which is now a non-pink condominium complex. Not to mention, “pink and the beach work well together,” Marino says.

She recalls when the house -- now on the market for $1.9 million with Pat McDonnell of Lido Beach Realty -- went from blue to pink in 1990. A resident was not pleased and told Emily, "I have to look at it." However, after a couple of weeks, that same neighbor complemented her by saying the color totally works.

The house, which has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, has water views from the first and second floors.

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