The Travis Street Townhouse was designed by, Texas modernist architect, Frank Welch and constructed in 1974 as part of a multiunit townhome community. The two story townhome was an end unit with a creek running along one side and an extensive landscaped courtyard area along the back of the property. The townhome had suffered through years of neglect and sever water damage. The new Owner purchased the property with the mandate to restore the structure and design the interior spaces to accommodate his extensive collection of art and midcentury modern furniture. Emphasis was placed on connecting the primary living spaces to the courtyard and landscape. A new and expanded Kitchen, Master Bedroom, and Media Room completed the proposed program. The staircase was designed as a sculptural element contained within a two story light filled “slot”. The stair was fabricated as a steel structure with solid maple treads. Maple cabinetry, floors and wall finishes connect the spaces to create a bright and open urban loft dwelling.