This 1940’s Cliff May custom ranch home was commissioned by Mr. & Mrs. Sam S. Crowley in September of
1946. It is similar to the Cliff May #3 home that Cliff May built for himself earlier. This home has been updated, but
not molested. The footprint is still the same as originally built, in the 1940’s, in the configuration of a large
X. It has covered porches, a motor court, pool, and stately old oak trees. Numerous pages of the original plans
and blue prints, as well as the original landscape plans, and even some original furniture placement plans are still here.
The landscape plan was done by architect Douglas Baylis.
The home sits in the middle of a mature, and still producing, 120 acre
walnut grove as it did originally. The grove is in an area of large farms and ranches so there are no close neighbors.
The house and its immediate 7+ acres were sold separately in the 1980’s. The main grove was sold to it’s present
owner, Beard Quality Nuts, who still operates the grove. Beard Quality Nuts is one of the largest nut producers in Northern
California. Other than miner landscapes changes, the home appears much as it did in the 1940’s. The home has been
updated and remodeled through the years, with newer windows and doors, newer high-end kitchen, and a newer air-conditioning
& HVAC sytem. The home still maintains the original ranch house feel.