I was amazed to read that Tuesday Weld actually bought a tiny condo in Montauk. We had a second home there for 10 years. We would drive by the Montauk Manor all the time. It’s beautiful to look at but it gave me the creeps because it always looked vacant. Now, I would love to go back, wait outside, and see if I could spot Ms. Weld. I would love to know why she picked that place. The price, the view, family nearby?
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Tuesday Weld Scoops Up Compact Hamptons Condo
Early ‘60s Hollywood teen queen Tuesday Weld, who sold her longtime oceanfront property in Montauk in 2009, apparently misses the historic Hamptons town because she’s recently purchased a tiny condo there for $335,000. It was repped by Constance Tighe and John Taylor at Corcoran.
The native New Yorker actually sold two properties in 2009; the Montauk house, which traded for $6.75 million, and a prewar condo on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that went for just over a million. A few years earlier, in 2006, she bought a place in Colorado, just outside Aspen, for $950,000, and in 2018 she added house in Hollywood for $1.77 million.
Well maintained, the perfectly ordinary condo Weld bought this summer is in the historic Montauk Manor. At just 661 square feet, the one-bedroom unit does include two bathrooms, along with two separate entrances. Common charges are hefty at about $2,500 per month.
The Tudor-style Manor was built in 1926 by Carl G. Fisher, the developer of Miami Beach, who intended to make Montauk the “Miami Beach of the North.” Originally a hotel, the 140-unit condo building was designed by Schultze and Weaver, responsible for the Breakers in Palm Beach, the Biltmore in Los Angeles, and the Pierre, the Sherry-Netherland and the original Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Amenities include an on-site restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, and shuttles to the beach.
The actress, whose career took her from teenage stardom to a 1978 Oscar nomination for “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” comes from the Boston Brahmin Weld family. Her father died when Tuesday (born Susan) was only four. She told Life magazine in 1971, “My father’s family came from Tuxedo Park, and they offered to take us kids and pay for our education, on the condition that Mama never see us again.”
Instead, the young Tuesday worked as a model to support the family and became a successful actress. She was a Golden Globe nominee for the lead role in the 1972 movie of Joan Didion’s novel “Play It as It Lays” and an Emmy nominee opposite Donald Sutherland in the 1983 TV movie “The Winter of Our Discontent.”
She did win a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer in 1960, when she was 17.
Her condo is about the same size as my NYC co-op