Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

Craftsman Farms, in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, is the former home of Gustav Stickley, a leading figure in the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The log house, built in 1911 from hewn Chestnut trees and local stone, and the site, which consists of 30 acres of the original 650-acre tract, is designated a National Historic Landmark.

The main house at Craftsman Farms was designed as a gathering place for workers, students and guests, large enough to accomodate 100 people. The living and dining rooms are warmed by copper-hooded fireplaces. The porch opens to a vista of the farm. The house is T-shaped, with a one-story kitchen attached to the rear. The gabled roof has shed dormers at the front and back, allowing for light and ventilation of the upstairs bedrooms.



The Craftsman Farms

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