Tonic Design Tonic Construction

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

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 beams, along with wood, aluminum and glass, the house frames both art and views of the landscape. The roof garden combines elements that serve, both in form and reason, to counter the clearly defined steel structure and at the same time giving feelings of height and expansion.

We found the house in terrible shape, but still strong in concept.

Completed 2006 – Raleigh, NC
Railings and spiral staircase by McConnell Studios

2009 Sir Walter Raleigh Design Award
2008 Custom Home Design Award
2007 Custom Home ‘Frame of Reference’
2007 News & Observer Home of the Month ‘Modern Resurrection’
2007 DXR: Design Expo Raleigh Show
2006 AIA North Carolina Honor Award
2006 AIA Triangle Honor Award
2006 World Architectural News, Long List