Historic Arts & Crafts Utopia With Unbelievable Back Story


It’s rare to buy a property and know much about the original owners. Rarer still: to know the original owner was William Penn. The land on which the Schoenhaus estate lies – historic in its own right now – was originally owned by none other than the OG Quaker himself. A brief chronology of the acreage reveals that after it was granted by Penn to the Vernon brothers, another Quaker bought it. Upon that man’s death, the land was purchased by William Lightfoot Price to establish a “utopian Arts and Crafts community.”

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