Francisca Alonso and Antonio Alonso realized the value of design and the impact it has on the quality of your everyday life at a very early age. Francisca – born to a Bolivian father and a German mother – and Antonio – whose parents originate from Spain – met while attending The Catholic University and have now lived in the Northern Virginia area with their four kids for more than 30 years. Francisca’s father was the famous architect Melvin Villarroel Roldan, who has designed luxury resorts and hotels on the Mediterranean coast and all over the world. When Francisca and Antonio launched their business in 2001, they decided to carry on the legacy of resort style living in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Having established themselves as one of the top architect-build firms in the area, they continue to design luxury homes customized to their client’s lifestyle, giving them the feeling of Vacation Style Living™, every day of the year.
The Vacation Style Living™ Approach to Aging in Place
by Francisca Alonso
A practical guide to using smart design to prepare your home now for a better quality of life in retirement and beyond. Author Francisca Alonso, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects, and co-founder of AV Architects + Builders in Great Falls, Virginia, challenges you to reimagine and reinvent your home into a stylish, comfortable and safe retreat for decades to come – an oasis where you can age in place.