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  • Real Estate in an Era of Multigenerational Family Living

    June 11th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    Multigenerational living is a major trend. According to the Pew Research Institute, as of 2018, a record 64 Million (20%) of Americans live in multigenerational households. A multigenerational household generally presents as two adult generations and one generation under the...
  • How We Work With Realtors

    May 20th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    Does your real estate client seek a unique property? Is finding a good match proving to be a challenge? If you do a little research on DMV real estate, you will find that there is low inventory and high demand....
  • “Mastering Midlife” Podcast Features Our CEO, Francisca Alonso

    May 15th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    Earlier this week, our very own CEO, Francisca Alonso, joined Mark J. Silverman on his podcast, “Mastering Midlife”. Together, they discuss how one should contemplate building their newest home. Alonso herself comments on how the concept of ‘retirement’ has changed...
  • Smart Home Design 2019

    April 23rd, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    For AV Architects and Builders, Smart Home features are an integral part of the design process. While Smart Home solutions can be added after the house has been constructed, cost savings and ease of incorporation is best accomplished during the...
  • Parade of Homes 2019

    April 18th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    AV Architects + Builders is yet again showcasing their newly built custom modern home in the Parade of Homes presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association. Last year AV Architects + Builders brought home the award for the best...
  • An Oasis of Space and Light

    April 4th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    With their latest creation at 6333 Old Chesterbrook Road, McLean, AV Architects and Builders has once again delivered a unique, thoughtful dream custom home that will, in their words, “feel like you are on vacation year-round.” I had the opportunity...
  • Washington Post Featured Client Shares Why He Decided a Teardown Was the Answer

    February 11th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    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...
  • 3 Things Our Clients Love About Their Modern Architecture Homes

    February 5th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    As an Northern Virginia architecture firm, we have established ourselves over time by working together with clients to design the dream home they’ve always imagined.  From our years of experience, we’ve come to find a growing trend among clients and...
  • 3 Ways New Homes are Healthier than Older Homes

    January 24th, 2019 by Francisca Alonso
    One of the best things about January is that our New Year’s resolutions are holding strong. Since our health is on our minds (and our waistlines shrinking everyday) I thought this might be a perfect time to share a blog...
  • Proudly Featured in Ideal Living Magazine!

    June 29th, 2018 by Francisca Alonso
    The article is called "The Philosophy of Design", and WOW is it good!
  • Looking Deeper into Oohs & Aahs

    May 25th, 2018 by Francisca Alonso
    On May 5th and 6th, the doors to our latest spec home opened for the 2018 Parade of Homes. The turnout was great, the sun was shining and we heard a lot of oohs and aahs… but do you know...
  • AV Architects + Builders Featured in Home & Design Magazine – Again!

    February 14th, 2018 by Francisca Alonso
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  • AV Architects + Builders Featured in Washingtonian Magazine

    February 14th, 2018 by Francisca Alonso
    Have a look inside!
  • Dreaming About a French Country Home?

    December 8th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    Close your eyes for a minute and picture a beautiful French Country Home. What do you see? A large, stone fireplace warming the family room, rustic wood beams and hanging antique lanterns? Do you envision a colorful mix of raw...
  • AV Architects + Builders Featured in Home & Design Magazine

    December 5th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    Don't miss this one!
  • Are You Relocating to Washington D.C.?

    December 1st, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    Are you wondering which neighborhoods would be best for building that dream home you’ve always wanted? You’ve come to the right place. We design and build custom homes in the Washington D.C. Area. As someone who grew up overseas – my...
  • Ask These Three Questions Before You Hire a Custom Home Builder

    November 18th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    It's Important To Get This Part Right... Before you hire a custom home builder, be sure to ask them these three questions: Question #1: Can you provide me with examples of recent projects you completed ON TIME and ON BUDGET?...
  • Trending Home Renovation Designs

    September 18th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    How to renovate your existing space and stay within budget Getting everything you want in your renovation project isn’t always easy, especially when you’re looking to stay within budget.  There are so many factors that go into a home renovation...
  • Six Design Components for a Vacation Style Home

    July 19th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    How to transform your home into your own personal vacation retreat Understanding the client’s needs and focusing on how they want to live is the essence of a successful custom home design.  Over the years, how has your home transformed? ...
  • Custom Home Trends for 2017!

    July 19th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    Common mistakes all homeowners should avoid. Transitional Bedroom Photo – Sausalito Architects & Building Designers IF building your dream home is a part of your plans for this year, you want to consider this year’s design/build trends.  Most importantly, you...
  • How to Build a Custom Home on a Private Lot

    July 19th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    Get the home, and the location, that you want Northern Virginia is a hub of activity and opportunity. To many it offers a home outside of the city, but allows a short commute to work and a vast business network....
  • Remodeling or Building New

    July 19th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    Taking the mystery out of the process. Most people get overwhelmed by the thought of a remodel or redesign to improve the flow and feel of their house because they buy into three myths about really having the home they...
  • The Value of Investing in Design

    July 19th, 2017 by Francisca Alonso
    How design affects quality of life I always find myself asking these questions and sometimes it keeps me up at night.  How do you express the value of design to your clients?  How do you handle clients that want “cheaper”...
  • Featured in Top Custom Builders (Home & Design 2016)

    August 13th, 2016 by Francisca Alonso
    Honored to be featured as a Top Custom Builder in Home and Design!
  • Top 100 Designers – Portfolio (Home & Design)

    June 5th, 2015 by Francisca Alonso
    So proud to have been selected!

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