The house was designed for Mr. Cedeño by Vincent (Vinnie) Petrarca and his team at Tonic Design & Construction in Raleigh, North Carolina. Vinnie is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at NC State University, and was recently honored with the ASCA’s Faculty Design Award. He worked for Frank Harmon from 1993 to 2003, when he left to start his own firm, Tonic, which has become a leading Modernist homebuilder in North Carolina. The firm’s projects have received many design awards and been featured in numerous national publications, including Architectural Record, Residential Architect, Dwell, Custom Homes, Inform magazine, and Metal Architecture.  

The house was built by Shearman Associates PLC in close collaboration with Tonic, and completed in July of 2011. The final design integrated modern construction materials and design sensibilities with high functionality.  Key priorities were to ensure aesthetic integration with the surrounding terrain, to maximize visibility of the James River from the master bedroom and office, and to create an integrated, open space on the main floor and the outdoor patio suitable for entertaining.  The house has a spacious finished basement and contains a wine cellar, artist’s studio, gym, and music listening/media room designed by Rives Audio, an acoustical engineering firm based in Iowa.  The second floor houses the master suite, and two additional guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.  

date:  04.09.2014

speakers: Alex Cedeño and Todd Hershey.

time:  5:30-7:30, speakers at 6:15 with short Q&A following.  Guests are welcome to tour the home before and after the speakers.

cost:  Modern Richmond events are free, but a suggested cash donation of $5 per person is appreciated.

sponsor: The Daily

location:  9151 James Riverwatch Drive, Richmond, VA 23235

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