“Schoenhaus” still crowns a hill above Rose Valley, once the nation’s premier experimental utopian community.  The grand house, its formal gardens, water tower, pergola, and office are all that remain of the more than the 400 acres of orchards and … Continue

Four Architects

While the Manor House at Rose Valley Farm has the look and feel of a Mediterranean villa, there have been four architects, working for its four owners, each of whom have contributed to the final result. Continue


This is a selection of references to owners and craftsmen who are important in the history of Rose Valley Farm. Continue

Detailed Timeline

William Penn granted the land to the Vernon brothers in 1681. Nicholas Stimmel built a snuff mail in 1789 now know as “the Old Mill.” Continue