Combine the best of the Catskills with rock’n’roll sensibility, mid-century modern design, and natural beauty, wrap it in an income building envelope and you get Kate’s lazy meadow.
Brought to you by B-52 singer Kate Pierson and her wife, renowned artist Monica Coleman, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone looking for a large private mountain resort just two hours from New York City. Located on the shores of legendary Esopus Creek (an international fly-fishing and tubing destination), this six-and-a-half-acre property was first built in the 1950s as an adjoining roadside motel , with knotty pine walls and retro kitchens. Over the years, Coleman and Pierson have fitted out nine rental units in three apartment buildings with a delightfully colorful mix of mid-century modern furnishings. (An additional caretaker unit is located in the basement of one of the buildings.)
“Each piece 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 me and my wife Monica, who has truly been running the business for 18 years,” said Kate Pierson.
“I’m going to release my second solo album this year and the B-52s have some big projects going on. We hope to “pass the baton” on to someone who can use this unique property to its full potential – as a wedding venue or as an enclosure for family and friends. It’s really special and each piece has been carefully and personally curated by Monica and I – so it will be sold with all modern retro furniture and decor – including some truly amazing artwork, fully functional retro kitchens and comfortable lounges. The real magic happens by the Lazy Meadow among tall pines and blue spruce trees near the free flowing Esopus Creek. Sit around the campfire there and you will know what relaxation really means! ”
Retro decor includes authentic 1950s remodeled kitchens and original tile and ceramic artwork by Mayberry Walker. Outdoors, featured equipment is a large Japanese-style hot tub and fire pit overlooking extraordinary mountain and river views.
“I love showing this property to buyers and seeing their eyes wide open with joy the minute they step into one of the cabins,” says E. Elizabeth Peters. “Every time I go to one of the rooms, I find something new and different. ; whether it’s a sculpture of a gnome hidden behind a lamp or a drawing of a UFO 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 located in the high desert of California. Lobster? Probably not, but definitely another Love Shack.