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Kate Pierson of the B-52s lists her retro Catskills compound for $2.2M, kitschy furnishings included

Listing photos by David Coppola for Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty. B-52s lead singer Kate Pierson and her wife, artist Monica Coleman, bought this 6.5-acre Catskills property in the early 2000s, turning it into a retro “love shack.” With a total of 10 guest accommodations, the motel called Kate’s Lazy Meadow is just outside Woodstock, New York. It was, coincidentally, built in 1952, and Pierson and Coleman outfitted the cabins with mid-century furnishings, bright colors, and loads of kitschy decor–all of which is included in the $2,200,000 sale.
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