The Crane Mansion is the residence of Maris and Niles Crane from at least 1993–1998, and possibly for the duration of their marriage. It appears a medieval fortress, the walls and floors of vast, seemingly rough hewn stone. Adding to this ambience is numerous chandeliers, fireplaces and oft used candlesticks to light the rooms. The mansion also houses a large garden complete with topiaries and a koi pond. The Cranes also employ big guard dogs to keep out intruders and the fortress is enclosed by heavy iron gates.