This historic colonial home in New Castle, New Hampshire, is located on the Piscataqua River and overlooks the Portsmouth skyline. It was important to maintain the look of the traditional style, which included working with some of the reclaimed pieces and using built-in features to determine the living spaces. The structural integrity of the home was in order, but the project included a total renovation that both opened up the space and added on footage to accommodate an entry area and a master suite. Adding on to the historic home required state and town approval, which we obtained and got to work with the updates. Our color palette was founded in various shades of golds, browns, burgundy, and neutrals, which complemented the sophisticated feel. Selecting materials thoughtfully to create a balanced blend of old meets new, we chose inset shaker style door cabinets in rich cherry; unique tile detailing in carrara marble and granite; oak flooring; and lighting fixtures from Hubbarton Forge.