This small, modern home was originally designed by an architect as his own home in the 1970s. The modern remodel, undertaken by the Dallas residential architect, Steve Chambers, AIA, doubled the size of the original house and reoriented the view on the narrow urban lot in Highland Park to take advantage of the lush public park to the east of the home. This created more space in the house and gave the perception that the home site was amply filled with green spaces. A slick industrial feel was achieved by creating a curvilinear stair with ‘shop’ finish steel and a simple coating of polyurethane. This conserved both labor and materials. The embodied energy of the home was utilized by retaining the existing foundation, framing, exterior walls, brick walls on the interior, and roof. Painting the inside brick walls inside gave the home a fresh modern ‘loft’ appearance of continuous walls, upstairs and down.