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Mastering Midlife Podcast

235 EpisodesProduced by Mark J SilvermanWebsite

Mastering Midlife podcast is for you if you’re in your 40s and 50s and asking yourself "what happened?"For those of us driven to succeed, but concerned about burnout in your work, career, and relationships. It’s the show that teaches you how to thrive when the world asks the most of you.This podcas… read more


How to Plan Your Next Home...For Life! With Francisca Alonso

Francisca Alonso is the co-founder and CEO of AV Architects and Builders, an award-winning firm focused on providing high-end, luxury homeowners with full architecture services throughout the Washington Metropolitan region. In 2013, she was recognized as the Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Catholic University of America.


Francisca joins me today to discuss what you should consider when building your next home. She explains how the term ‘retirement’ has been redefined by the baby boomer generation and how this evolution has impacted what midlife homeowners want most when designing their next homes. She explains how her company helps their client's design luxury homes that are not only stylish but also functional and shares tips on how to choose the perfect architect-build firm when designing a home that will last a lifetime.




“Retirement age has been redefined, so the style of the home needs to be redefined, too.” - Francisca Alonso




Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • How Francisca helps midlifers determine the type and style of home they need for the next stages of their life.
  • How the term “retirement” has evolved over the last few generations.
  • The strategy her company uses to help midlifers plan and design their next home.
  • Her design philosophy for aging clients.
  • How they streamline the design and building process to make the experience easier and more enjoyable for their clients.
  • What to consider when choosing an architect and build firm.
  • What to consider when planning your next home.



Francisca Alonso’s Words of Wisdom:


  • Consider what you want to do for the next 30 years.
  • Consider how engaged with your family you want to be for the next 30 years.
  • Consider how engaged you want to be with your community for the next 30 years.



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