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Washington Post Featured Client Shares Why He Decided a Teardown Was the Answer

This week AV Architects + Builders were featured in the Real Estate section of The Washington Post!

The article revolved around our custom home design in Falls Church on the topic of what happens when you love the location of your home, but it’s current layout and size is just more than necessary and doesn’t serve your lifestyle needs. In cases such as this, sometimes a home teardown is necessary. Gordon J. Bernhardt, founder and president of Bernhardt Wealth Management and McLean-homeowner, had encountered this very situation.

Back in 2010, he had purchased a five-level townhouse in McLean, and although it was near his office, the home he bought was just more space than he actually needed. Bernhardt contacted Francisca Alonso, co-founder and chief executive of AV Architect + Builders, to see if she could help him reach a solution that would meet his needs. After Francisca evaluated Bernhardt’s home, she was able to determine that a teardown was more beneficial to him than buying a new lot and building on it. She developed a home design and took into consideration all the elements of the land including where the sun hit the house and Bernhardt’s request for a one floor living space. In addition to that, Francisca was able to team up with Second Chance, a home deconstruction company, to tear down the house and salvage what could be re-purposed. They even ended up recycling most of the previous features to create Bernhardt’s dream home!

Read the full article from the Washington Post here: “When you love the land but not the house, a teardown could be the answer


Contact Francisca Alonso at (703) 865-5065 to schedule a consultation today.

Smart Home Automation: Featuring Sight and Sound Systems

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