Co-op pick of the week

A Brighton Beach two bedroom where you could live like Prince, for $549,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
January 6, 2020 - 1:25PM

The glossy purple kitchen is certainly a vision.

NYC Realty Brokers

Looking for a well-priced two bedroom, one bath on the Brooklyn shore and have a thing for purple (or maybe Prince)? Your search is over! Behold, 50 Brighton 1 Rd., #2D, a large co-op that goes in hard for the regal hue. 

Listed for $549,000 with $1,138 maintenance, the apartment measures 1,300 square feet and according to the listing, the owners are "motivated to sell" and you'll enjoy "easy board approval." (No guarantees on the latter, but it's an encouraging thing to hear.) Maintenance includes electricity, heat, oht water, cooking gas and a portion of taxes. 

The apartment has hardwood parquet floors throughout and a separate eat-in dining area. It is north-facing with a balcony. 


The co-op is outfitted with a lot of recessed lighting. There are many closets in the apartment, all with custom doors. 

The kitchen is the pièce de résistance of the apartment, a vision of glossy purple cabinetry (apparently wood?) and shimmering tile. This room also has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. 


The bedrooms are large (and purple). 


The bath, which features gilt accents, is recently renovated. 

Amenities include a doorman with evening hours, new laundry facilities, a live-in super and handyman, package room, pool, gym and sauna. The intercoms were recently upgraded and the halls renovated; there is indoor parking with a waitlist. 


Subletting is permitted immediately, for a $114 fee. 

The co-op is steps from the boardwalk and the beach, as well as the Q at Ocean Parkway, Asser Levy Park, Brighton Beach Park and the New York Aquarium. (Coney Island is not too far either.) 


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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