Danette Chance and her husband Andy, who own and run Miamisburg’s wedding and event destination Canopy Creek Farm, built their home 17 years ago after finding the perfect plot of land.

Lebanon’s Steve Taylor built the two-story home for the Chances, but Danette had a lot of influence on the design, from painting the art piece that hangs above the mantel to building the main staircase with her parents. Danette and Andy have created a home that glows with warm wood features that are accentuated by a blend of antique and contemporary furniture.




Danette and Andy Chance’s home was built by Steve Taylor of Lebanon on a plot of land the Chances purchased next to a house they had previously looked at buying.
The foyer glows with the warmth of wood-accented archways and a staircase designed and built by Danette and her parents.

The hallway leading to the kitchen and dining room features a classic Howard Miller floor clock, which Andy bought for Danette over 30 years ago.

Danette picked out a Tuscan-inspired painting that was painted by a Middletown artist to place at the top of the main staircase.

The great room on the first floor was created through a lot of collaboration between Danette and homebuilder Steve Taylor. The wood-paneled ceiling gently reflects any light in the room and matches Taylor’s custom hand-built cabinets. Danette painted the landscape hung above the mantel, drawing inspiration from her and Andy’s trip to Denali National Park in Alaska. A sectional couch and ottoman provide ample seating in addition to Andy’s old leather rocker.

The centerpiece of the room is a 1936 Baldwin grand piano. They bought it at a Miamisburg auction held by Frank Lewis & Sons.

The kitchen’s cherry wood cabinetry was built out by Taylor.

The island countertop is Ubatuba granite from Springboro’s Global Natural Stones.

The parlor and office off the foyer features more of Taylor’s cabinetry and shelving and includes a pair of Victorian parlor chairs made by Kimball.

A perfect setting for family dinners, the main dining room contains a dining table and chair set from former West Carrollton retailer Roberds, window treatments purchased from JCPenney and a Kimball china cabinet. Placed against the front wall is a family heirloom—a century-old high chair, which was used by Danette’s grandfather, whose baby picture is framed above it.

Danette and Andy took their backyard to another level by adding a gazebo built, delivered and installed by Clabo Outdoor Amish Furniture based in Waynesville. They then used Mark Acker of Dayton’s Tree Line Landscape to put the finishing touches on the yard, including the stone retaining wall.

The Chances outfitted their back deck with patio furniture purchased from Evans Lane in Centerville.