The acclaimed cartoonist, author, playwright, and illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth says he’s staying in Southampton for good. Of the city, he says, “You begin each day coping. There’s a kind of built-in abrasiveness living in the city. You wake up and you start dealing with the events of the day. If you don’t start dealing, you fall behind.” Compare that to his half-acre spread in the East End, where “it’s easier, more relaxed … It’s just my own deadlines and my own mishegoss.”
It’s listed for a cool $4.4 million.