William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists New Canaan Home Built for President Hoover’s Budget Director, James Clawson Roop


Historic residence boasts spacious, seven-car garage and other distinct amenities amidst a quality blend of old and new styles

New Canaan, Conn. – February 19, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a historic residence on Greenley Road, one of New Canaan, Connecticut’s most desirable locations. The home, which offers several impressive amenities including a seven-car, heated garage ideal for the avid car collector, is represented by New Canaan agent Leslie Razook, and offered at $2,700,000.

Often referred to as “Cedar Knoll,” this country-style residence was constructed in 1935 for James Clawson Roop, an executive at Pan American Airways, who was also the budget director under President Hoover. Acclaimed architect Donald des Granges, most known for his design of the MIT economics building, an Art Deco treasure built in conjunction with the architectural firm behind the design of the Empire State Building, designed the home. Unique to the property is its seven-car, heated garage, which includes five bays, as well as the potential for top quality features and amenities to accommodate the ultimate car enthusiast.

In addition to an extensive garage, the 3.6-acre property boasts a large swimming pool and full stone terrace overlooking walking trails, as well as a neighboring land trust and pond. Exceptional architectural qualities and period details are present both inside and out, with features such as a slate mansard roof, exposed brick, generously proportioned rooms, exquisite herringbone oak floors and more, highlighting the home’s fine craftsmanship. A discrete and mindful addition was also made in 1963 by prominent New Canaan modern architect John Black Lee. The expansion includes a unique curved picture window, as well as a generous family room and kitchen area added directly adjacent to a private guest wing.

“This property is ideal for those who want to experience life in a distinctive country home. If in the right hands, it also has great potential for all aficionados,” said Razook. “Anyone who has a passion for country roads and private tracks, as well as an appreciation for beautifully preserved antique structures, will absolutely fall in love with this classic New Canaan residence.”

For more information on the property, located at 360 Greenley Road, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.8-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Leslie Razook

Real Estate Agent




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