Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms
Gustav Stickley is known for his decorative art, home building, and furniture styles. All can been seen throughout the buildings and structures on Craftsman Farms. He originally designed the main house as a “club house” for workers, students, and guests to gather for meals and other things. The club house was large enough to provide meals for 100 people. It provided a warm environment for people to gather.The living and dining rooms stretched 50 feet and were warmed by copper-hooded fireplaces this made for ideal meeting rooms. The Log House is now widely considered to be one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Throughout the 30 acre plot of land you could find stables, cottages, a school, and various farm buildings. He originally planned to build a separate home for his family, but when the schools construction got pushed back he decided to modify the upstairs of the main house for his family to live.