Cartoonist Jules Feiffer sells Shelter Island home

The Shelter Island home of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer has been sold.

Feiffer, whose work appears on this week’s cover of Dan’s papers, Behind the hedges sister publication, and his wife, JZ Holden, put their home on the market in May for $1,199,000.

The charming home at 5 Emerson Lane sold for $1.1 million on August 19, 2022. Douglas Elliman’s Dawn Watson was representing the sellers. The 0.62 acre property borders 45 acres of unspoilt land, including the airstrip that is Klenawincus Airfield.

The pastoral views from 5 Emerson Lane on Shelter Island.Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

“Shelter Island is such a magical place, and this property is an example of that,” Watson told Hedges when the home went on the market. “It’s easy to see what attracts creatives like Jules and JZ. The view is beautiful in its simplicity. Just the field, flora, fauna and the occasional small motor plane passing by. I love sitting at the dining room table or on the patio and soaking up all that tranquility and charm. Talk about million dollar views! There’s no other place in the East End quite like it.

Jules Feiffer, Shelter Island
The house at 5 Emerson Lane on Shelter Island.Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Douglas Elliman’s Doug Brown brought in the buyer.

Built in 2016, the 1,710 square foot clapboard-style home features wood floors, a fireplace, and a ground-level owner’s suite. In total there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a full basement. A patio overlooks the reserve.

The new owners can install a swimming pool because there is plenty of room.

Jules Feiffer, Shelter Island
Inside the Feiffer house just soldCourtesy of Douglas Elliman

The 93-year-old artist, considered one of the country’s most widely read satirists, has written more than 35 books, plays and screenplays and has seen his cartoons and illustrations. His work has appeared in The New York Timesthe London Observer, the new yorker, Playboy, and Squire, among many others.

Feiffer, who was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame, wrote the Oscar-winning animated short Munrothe provocative and revolutionary film, carnal knowledgeand the musical feature film Popeye, as well as plays Small murders, knock knock, and People of Feiffere and T booksHe Phantom Tollbooth, The Man on the Ceiling and kill my motherr.

Feiffer and Holden have lived full-time on Shelter Island since 2017, according to The New York Post. Ownership records show he bought it for $629,000 that year.

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