Tonic Design Tonic Construction

Tonic Design Tonic Construction is an award-winning modern design-build firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.

RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
Piedmont Retreat
Piedmont Retreat

Set in a wooded cul-de-sac neighborhood on the edge of Durham, the community is characterized by a strong topography. Bounded by a quiet and introverted exterior, a thick Geode crust, the corten steel forms a protective barrier to the street. […]

Chiles Residence
Chiles Residence

Built upon the steel frame of a previous home and a love of mid-century modern art and architecture, the Chiles Residence provides both open perches and quiet retreats on its wooded hill site. Using rusted steel panels and white painted steep […]

Rank Residence
Rank Residence

Our client came to us asking for a “Modern Gothic” house. His interest in privacy, tall vertical spaces, and a fascination with stairs drove the design for the four-story house. Narrow vertical windows add to the building’s verticality while allowing […]

Crabill Modern
Crabill Modern

The Crabill Residence presented an opportunity and a challenge. The clients were interested in a progressive, energy efficient, thoroughly contemporary home that supported their live-work lifestyle and fit their modest budget. So, with the goal of making an innovative modern […]

Smart-Stell Residence
Smart-Stell Residence

Our clients wanted a new house but not a new neighborhood. On one of their daily walks they found a 40-year-old structure for sale. The house, beyond repair, occupied a promising lot with a southeast exposure to a small lake. […]

GREENville House
GREENville House

Driven by technologically advanced systems, sensitive building placement and site orientation, the house tracks the sun as it stretches away from its own shadow. Private spaces fill narrow bars, extending into the landscape and away from a double height, public […]

Hawthorne Residence
Hawthorne Residence

This house replaced a dark, cramped, early 20th century bungalow with modernist light, space, and form, and a strong connection between indoors and outdoors. The original house was part of Cameron Park, an established, stylistically varied neighborhood developed in the early […]

ShopHouse
ShopHouse

This project, intended to be LEED for Homes Platinum, is for a couple who are passionate about modern design, technology, sustainable systems, and their dogs. The home and racecar shop utilize precast concrete insulated wall panels; insulated metal standing seam roof […]

Bahama Modern
Bahama Modern

“After living in a two-story, 1914 farmhouse for 30 years, which originally had no insulation, no running water, no electricity, and only the six fireplaces for heat, I was well aware of the limitations of this vernacular housing,” said homeowner John Monroe. “Having a comfortable […]

Condo at Castalia
Condo at Castalia

The Rosenberg Condo is located in the recently constructed Castalia at Meadowmont mixed-use building. The existing shell is comprised of pre-determined windows and demising walls, limiting the possibility of natural light in each potential room. Sited on one of the […]

Duda Residence
Duda Residence

Tonic Construction built this residence designed by architect Turan Duda for his family. Carefully integrated brickwork, storefront, and siding define the exterior while framing the house’s public and private courtyards. designed by Turan Duda built by Tonic Construction

DA Sharpe Residence
DA Sharpe Residence

Doug and Ann Sharpe chose the existing 1970’s modern house because of its wetland site and connection to the Concord River.  Although well sited, the existing house was in serious disrepair due to neglect and unsuccessful original detailing. Serious water […]

Lanning Residence
Lanning Residence

Designed for the lifestyle and budget of a young married couple and growing family, this home offers a viable alternative to the generic speculative home. Occupying a small leftover developer site, just under four tenths of an acre at the […]

Pelphrey Dew
Pelphrey Dew

Sited to capture the views of the hills and meadows below, the design for the Pelphrey Dew house blends a modern, pre-fabricated ‘box’ with a site-built ‘jewel,’ allowing for a mix of speed and economy while retaining flexibility. Fabricated in […]

McCowan Residence
McCowan Residence

The McCowan residence, in the Treyburn community just North of Durham, took four years to design and build. This modern, 6000 square foot house sits comfortably beneath a canopy of deciduous trees and incorporates generous outdoor decks which extend the […]

Honeymoon Cottage
Honeymoon Cottage

The Honeymoon Cottage began as a childhood dream for Vinny as he watched his grandfather build his home. A house for a Scientist and a future architect, in both process and product, this house served as an opportunity and challenge. […]