Welcome to DOLL Homes

BUILD – I design and BUILD houses for a living

LIVE – Homes made for people to LIVE in and not just serve as a roof over their head

LOVE – I LOVE what I do

We all are individually tasked with constructing the life we live and we all hope that what we construct is a life we love living. This task of constructing, however, is ongoing as long as we are still breathing. Like the home building process, sometimes things go wrong or don’t quite turn out how we anticipated. It is in that space that we learn to adapt and change and ultimately find both growth and strength. The strength of a home is in its foundation, the same is true for each of us here in Northern Virginia and around the world.

Although the primary focus of BUILDLIVELOVE is that of providing a glimpse of the world of constructing homes through the lens of a home builder, I guess this really could serve as a metaphor for life in general. We are constantly improving, experimenting, changing, redoing, all in the hopes of being able to look back one day with pride at what we’ve created. When we finally list a new home for sale that we’ve built, it most likely looks different than the initial drawings. Like life, we either decided to or were forced to make some changes along the way. It may have a different marble countertop, a larger shower, or hardwood floors, slightly different dimensions on the loft, or a guest bathroom where it was not initially planned. But, in the end, and also like life, those changes are what makes each house unique.

Now, that’s not to say the job of a custom home builder is all work and no play. On the contrary, most home builders I know work hard and play hard. So, from time to time, BUILDLIVELOVE might offer a glimpse of that too. For the most part, however, my goal here is to entertain you with tales of homes, design, construction trends, dirt, anything wood, and even heavy equipment. In the process, I hope to help feed your soul and possibly even provide inspiration for what you are currently constructing in your own life.

– Will