Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 21

4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$100 Member


Celebrate the holidays in Craftsman style! For our Farms Afield: Holiday House Tour, you're invited inside three of Gustav Stickley's beautiful Craftsman homes in Morris County. Join us for a progressive dinner like no other! Begin and end at Craftsman Farms and in between enjoy two exclusive visits to two exquisite private homes.


In its brief run, The Craftsman magazine describes and illustrates over 200 house plans. Homes built from these plans, which - like Stickley’s furniture - were designed for the “common man,” show up all over the country, including a number of distinctive homes in Morris County.


Log house for an fundcroppedThe evening starts at Gustav Stickley’s own home, the Log House at Craftsman Farms for your first course. Visit the holiday shop and enjoy wine and cheese.


For the main course, we’ll visit the Parker House, designed and constructed in 1913 as Craftsman House No. 157 by Stickley for prominent Morristown photographer, William C. Parker. Parker founded The Parker Studio in Morristown with his brother Lewis in 1898 and became friends with Stickley when the Stickley family moved to Morris Plains in 1911. Shortly thereafter, Parker would take the well-known photographs of Craftsman Farms that were published in The Craftsman. The Parker House today remains largely unaltered from its original plans and construction and is furnished with reproduction and original Stickley furniture, as well as Arts and Crafts period decorative arts that include an important collection of early Fulper pottery.

 Parker House Front

For dessert, we’ll visit the only privately owned structure remaining on the grounds of Craftsman Farms. Commonly referred to as the Herdsman’s House, it was designed as part of the family estate, but little else is known about the structure’s original purpose or its history. Today, the home is furnished with original Stickley pieces, as well as Stickley reissues, and Arts and Crafts pieces from other period furniture makers (such as Cadillac), and retains Stickley’s characteristic sensibility.


Stickley’s impact on popularizing the Craftsman style for residential homes in the twentieth century can’t be understated. In particular, Stickley’s homes furthered the democratic ideals espoused in his magazine, that everyone could have their dream home if only they have the right materials and proper guidance. His home designs, like his furniture, transcend their basic purpose. By their design, Stickley’s homes were meant to improve the way people lived.


Farms Afield: Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 21, 2019
4:30 - 9:00 p.m.


$90 per person until November 30.
Beginning December 1, $100 per person.
Members Only.

This event is a Member Exclusive. Space is limited. Early registration recommended.

No refunds after December 16.



Holiday House Tour, Dec 21, 2019


Or call 973-540-0311 for more information or to register.

29 January 2020



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