Tonic Design Tonic Construction

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

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT: “K + B Studio / Kitchen – hover craft”

Three young architects with a passion for craftsmanship launched their new design/build firm and this 6,000-square-foot interiors project nearly simultaneously. “Most of these modern designs require learning as you go when building them, anyway,” says principal Vincent Petrarca, Associate AIA. “We knew we could build our designs as well as a more experienced contractor because it’s all new with each house, and we see the whole picture and can anticipate how things need to be exactly.”

The soaring story-and-a-half kitchen condenses functions so the room can remain open to outdoor views. Geared to a serious cook, the work zone circulates around a large double-sided island, containing a cook-top and stainless steel surround, and a concrete eating bar…

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