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Nesting for Empty Nesters®: The Vacation Style Living Approach to Aging in Place Paperback – June 10, 2016
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- Kevin Daum, Inc. Columnist and Author of Building your Own Home For Dummies
"Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, many of us realize, 'There's no place like home.' One quick read of Nesting for EmptyNesters by Francisca Alonso was enough to make me begin to re-imagine my future in the community and with theamenities I have grown to love. Why not renovate an existing property to meet the next stage of life? This fantastic step-by-step guide will help you evaluate whether the age-in-place vacation lifestyle is right for you. Well done!"
- Lisa Lipkind Leibow,,Client and Author Double Out and Back
"Their consultative approach helped take my small idea and expand upon it to design my vacation style home. Now that Ihave experienced their process I can see the value of the ideas in this book for any person who wants to build their aging-in-place home or remodel their existing home. Reading this book will help you create your vision and Francisca and Tonywill help you fill in the gaps. Read the book and begin dreaming about your Vacation Style home."
- Gordon J. Bernhardt, Client and President & CEO, Bernhardt Wealth Management, Inc.
About the Author
Francisca Alonso has been designing, remodeling and building homes for families in the Northern Virginia area for more than 15 years as CEO and Co-Founder of AV Architects + Builders, established in 2001 and headquartered in Great Falls, VA. With a passion for building homes that are designed around a family’s needs, she uses her Vacation Style Living™ approach to improve her clients’ quality of life with a clever combination of casual luxury and practical conveniences for every stage of life. An area builder of choice, Alonso has assembled a skilled team of experienced craftsmen to execute her designs with excellence, whether bringing a client’s dream home to life or partnering with area colleagues to ensure their architectural vision is achieved on time, on budget and above expectations. A magna cum laude graduate of The School of Architecture at The Catholic University, Alonso is also CAPS Certified. Born in Chile and raised in Spain, she comes from a family of architects and builders including her father, internationally acclaimed luxury resort designer and architect Melvin Villarroel Roldan. Alonso and her husband, fellow architect, co-author and business partner Antonio Alonso, reside in Northern Virginia with their four teenage children.