Cranehaven house was custom-built by Larry Van Landingham in 1993. It was designed by Susanlily's mother, Danylee Quamme. Danylee was an artist who had always enjoyed drawing house plans and intended to build her own house in Socorro when she moved from her current home in Ormond Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, Danylee died before she was able to move to Socorro, or to see our finished house in Polvadera. People who stay at Cranehaven House often say it feels like they are in a monastery-type setting because of the sense of peace and quiet the house affords.
Cranehaven House has 3500 square feet of living space. It features high ceilings with massive wood vigas, a kiva-style fireplace in the livingroom, quarry-tiled floors, a greenhouse room with a 2-person jacuzzi, a spacious kitchen with plenty of counter space, a guest bedroom with nearby private bathroom, a multi-purpose room which serves as a secondary bedroom and a separate office with its own outside entrance which is used as a hypnotherapy treatment room. Most important are the windows that line most every wall in the house. These afford a view of the land and the sky from all directions, so it is easy to always feel “at one with” what is going on outside the house. The second floor is the private space reserved for Susanlily and Rick. You may be invited upstairs to sit on the large, window-enclosed porch to better see & photograph the extent of the crane presence on the land.