The historic bones of this home in the Little Harbor neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, were the perfect foundation for this modern makeover. We strove to honor the beauty of the home’s history while also accommodating the modern taste of the homeowners and their functional demands of the house. The project was not only a renovation, but an extensive addition of a full bath and play/guest room which involved connecting an existing home to an existing garage – both with different roof lines and different floor level heights. This required approval from the Historic District Commission as well as side setback variances all before the project even began. With Grohe fixtures, oak floors, lighting from Design Within Reach, a mosaic stone shower floor, and a soft Linen White paint job from Benjamin Moore, it all came together to give the homeowners their desired expanded living space upstairs and a beautifully renovated kitchen, dining area, mudroom, and 3-season porch downstairs.