Craftsman Farms is the former country estate of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley, a major proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in decorative arts, home building and furnishing styles. Stickley combined the roles of designer and manufacturer, architect, publisher, philosopher, and social critic. He is best known today for his straightforward furniture, sometimes called “mission” or “Craftsman” furniture.
Stickley combined the roles of designer and manufacturer, architect, publisher, philosopher, and social critic. He is best known today for his straightforward furniture, sometimes called “mission” or “Craftsman” furniture. The park-like estate includes meadows, wooded areas, walking trails, a pond and stream, and several support buildings including a massive stone stable, three cottages, a calf barn, and the ruins of a dairy barn.
This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. “The Log House,” as it came to be known, is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has been restored it to its original 1911 appearance, and it now serves as a historic house museum. An embodiment of the Craftsman style he popularized, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms still reflects the simplicity, integrity, and harmony with nature that he saw as an antidote to modern life.
Visitors to the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms can tour the Log House, the heart of Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman utopia. Largely restored to its 1910 - 1917 appearance, the Log House, which was designed to be Craftsman Farms’ clubhouse and became the Stickley family’s home, features many original furnishings and other rare and important objects from the museum’s collections. Led by one of our volunteer docents, this guided tour takes visitors through the two main floors, offering an in-depth look at Stickley's life, his work, and his years at Craftsman Farms.
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The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is open for guided tours by reservation only during construction. Please visit our website for more information.