SOUTH WAYNE – One of the first Victorian homes built in 1901 by a member of the prominent Chapman family is getting a new outlook on life.
After moving back here from St. Louis in 2001, Sameena Quinn and her husband, Tim, purchased the house up on the hill that has gorgeous views of South Wayne and the area. They rented the house for a while until Tim told Sameena she should turn it into a scrapbooking retreat.
“I enjoy scrapbooking and crafting and it has the great open layout set up for it. It is the perfect house. He told me to go for it, which I would have never done on my own,” Sameena stated.
The house has four bedrooms, each with two twin beds, two full baths, and plenty of room to get into the crafty frame of mind. A large room can be set up with 6 ft. tables that form eight crafting stations. Each station is equipped with a cup holder, power strip, and a comfy chair. There is plenty of natural night during the day and floor lamps at each table for late night crafting. All that is needed to bring is the crafting supplies.
Sameena has enjoyed the experience.
“It has been super fun. I have met a lot of great people. My husband grew up around here so we knew a lot of people already. But working with the towns people and the village board has been really great,” she added.
She mentioned the great opportunities for friends or families to enjoy the views, free WiFi, or wander around South Wayne and the great food from the area restaurants and bars.
The house has quite a bit of its original charm with gorgeous built-in cabinets between the kitchen and the dining room and also the laundry shoot in the upstairs bathroom. The original owner created an amazing water feature that Sameena has dreams of getting it running someday. Along with her craftwork, she credits her husband and his twin brother’s handiwork to the dishwasher and open kitchen.
The house doesn’t have to be used for scrapbooking or crafts. Its fully stocked kitchen, with all the dishes and utensils you need, is perfect for families that are getting together for the holidays that might not have room in their homes or people wanting to have a painting party or knitting/crocheting nights.
The entire house can be rented out for just $50 for a single event. For the weekend, there are a two nights and four-person minimum with $40/person/night. If you have seven people, the eighth person is free and if you mention this article while booking a weekend, you can get the third night free! Check it out on Facebook at The Scraphouse or the online website at thescraphouseretreat.com for available times.
It’s the perfect place to scrap some favorite memories and make some new ones.