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Building a Custom Home: Teardown Lot vs Vacant Land

January 30th, 2023 By Sofia Alonso By Sofia Alonso

As custom home builders in the Northern Virginia area, we know there are many factors to consider when deciding to design and build a new home, and even more so for a custom[...]

Architecture, Design

8 min read

5 Ways We Save Time while Building a Custom Home in 2023

January 30th, 2023 By Francisca Alonso By Francisca Alonso

Are you considering building a new custom home, but are concerned about how much of your own time it will consume? We get it.  Building a new home is a major commitment and[...]

Architecture, Design

3 min read

The Architect-Led Design-Build Experience: For the Discerning Client

October 19th, 2022 By Antonio Alonso By Antonio Alonso

When building your new home there’s always a set sequence of steps between designing it, the actual creation process and then building it, the construction process. One method of managing this process is[...]

Architecture, Design

3 min read

Modern Main Level Living

October 18th, 2022 By Francisca Alonso By Francisca Alonso

Traditional homes are built with the same size windows, rooms and the same size square footage per level.   This creates the “BOX”.  What happens in the box?  A lot of disfunction! Kitchens are[...]

Architecture, Design, Modern Living and Sustainability

4 min read

Building A Modern Home With Solar Power

August 8th, 2022 By Francisca Alonso By Francisca Alonso

At AV Architects + Builders, when we work with clients, we combine our experience and vision with their dreams to create Vacation Style Living™ that perfectly suits their needs. When it came time[...]

Architecture, Modern Living and Sustainability

3 min read

Vacation Style Living™ Design Philosophy, Part III:  Blending Homes With The Natural Topography

July 21st, 2022 By Francisca Alonso By Francisca Alonso

Topography is the natural condition of the land and working with land untouched by man is something we value.  Lots that have hills or slopes, or as we say “have some movement” are[...]

Architecture