It is the most beautiful Arts and Crafts home in America, Craftsman Farms, a testimony to a movement that had a tremendous impact on the decorative arts, domestic culture, and design. It is the former country estate of Gustav Stickley, the major proponent of the Movement and the designer, manufacturer, publisher, philosopher, and social critic. known today mainly for his furniture. He began acquiring the land in 1908, when envisioning the establishment of a farm school for boys. The house, originally designed as a "club house," a gathering place for workers, students and guests, was eventually turned into his own home, and today, a symbol of the era.