New Canaan home with connection to King George II on market for $5M

November 01, 2017 10:18PM

A property on the market in New Canaan for $5 million has a rather unusual pedigree, boasting connections to both King George II and President Herbert Hoover, the Stamford Advocate reported. A 15-room Georgian colonial house at 481 Canoe Hill Road was once part of a 16-acre land grant given to Col. James Lockwood for services rendered to the King of England in 1683, according to documentation the homeowner obtained from the New Canaan Historical Society. The listing is 5.5 acres and the current home is a combination of the original house built in 1839 and another home dating from 1920. Current owner Ruth Laird was told that the previous owner was a close friend of President Herbert Hoover, and hosted the president overnight when Hoover attended the wedding of his daughter. Mary Higgins of Halstead Property has the listing. [StamfordAdvocate]