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Arts and Crafts Flourishes in New Jersey

By Linda Tancs

There’s a National Historic Landmark tucked away in the central New Jersey township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.  One of only 55 such landmarks in the state, the property is Craftsman Farms, the former home of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley.  A major proponent of the “Arts and Crafts” home building and furnishing movement, Stickley’s 1905 log home rests on 30 quiet acres.  A centerpiece, the Main House, has recently been restored to its 1910-1917 appearance.  In the tradition of other great American homes like Washington’s Mount Vernon, Stickley’s earthy masterpiece is self-sufficient, sporting gardens for vegetables and flowers, as well as orchards, dairy cows and chickens.  Located on Manor Lane, the log house is open for guided tours on weekends year round.

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