Combine the best of the Catskills with a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility, Mid-Century Modern design and natural beauty, wrap it in an income property envelope and you get Kate’s Lazy Meadow.
Offered by B-52s singer Kate Pierson and her wife, renowned artist Monica Coleman, it is a once in a lifetime chance for anyone looking for a large and private mountain compound just two hours from New York City. Located on the banks of legendary Esopus Creek (an international fly fishing and tubing destination,) this six and one-half acre property was first built in the 1950s as an attached roadside motel, complete with knotty pine walls and retro kitchens. Over the years, Coleman and Pierson have furnished nine rental units in three buildings with a delightfully colorful mixture of mid-century modern furnishings. (An additional caretaker’s unit is located in the basement of one of the buildings.)
“Each room is its own art installation,” says listing broker E. Elizabeth Peters of Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Kate’s Lazy Meadow has been a labor of love for both me and my wife Monica, who has been the one really running the business for the last 18 years,” says Kate Pierson.
“I’ll be putting out my second solo album this year and the B -52s have some big plans in the works. We hope to ‘pass the baton’ to someone who can use this unique property to its full potential – as a wedding venue or as a family-and-friends compound. It’s truly special and each room has been carefully and personally curated by Monica and me – so it will be sold with all the retro modern furnishings and decor – including some really amazing artwork, fully functional retro kitchens and cozy living rooms. The real magic happens by the Lazy Meadow down amongst the tall pines and blue spruce by the free flowing Esopus Creek. Sit around the campfire down there and you’ll know what relaxing really means!”
The retro décor includes authentic 1950s refurbished kitchens and original tile and ceramic art by Mayberry Walker. Outdoors, a featured amenity is a large Japanese-style hot tub and fire pit overlooking extraordinary views of the mountains and river.
“I love showing this property to buyers and seeing their eyes open wide with delight the minute they walk into one of the cabins,” says E. Elizabeth Peters. “Every time I go into one of the rooms, I find something new and different; whether it’s a gnome sculpture hiding behind a lamp or a UFO drawing pinned to the wall.”
Kate’s Lazy Meadow is one of three rental properties owned by Coleman and Pierson. ‘Kate’s Lazy Cabin’ is also located in upstate New York; ‘Kate’s Lazy Desert’ is a collection of six Airstream trailers set in California’s high desert. Rock Lobster? Probably not, but definitely another Love Shack.
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