This is the heart of Goodstock Homes’ mission. Goodstock works to create homes that, architecturally, are built to last longer and cost the owner and the earth less over time.
Goodstock Homes is the brainchild of Tim + Cally Lange. Having grown up near the community of Middle Point, Ohio, Cally is passionate about seeing the town alive and vibrant. Especially after realizing the decline in community development in rural areas – Middle Point is no exception.
While developing these properties and following the principles of Goodstock Homes, one can also look to the three architectural principles of “firmitas, utilitas, and venustas,” Latin for “strength, utility,” and beauty.” Firmitas (strength) secures the building’s structural integrity. Utilitas (utility) references the efficient arrangement of spaces and systems needed for the occupants. Venustas (beauty), named after the goddess Venus, imparts style, visual beauty, and proportions to make a house feel like a home. Goodstock knew that these homes needed to be built with strong materials and sustainable mechanics while feeling beautiful and like home.
Sustainable design, in the case of 101 and 103 West Wood, is a trickle-down effect — longer-lasting options mean less maintenance (and money) from owners throughout a lifetime. The materials used in building 101 and 103 West Wood Homes were incredibly intentional.
Taking a deeper dive into the choice of metal roofs, let’s start with the fact that they can last 40-70 years…while traditional asphalt roofing has an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years. Regarding safety, metal roofs should not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike and have been seen to withstand up to 140 mph winds.
They also reflect the sun’s UV and infrared light that contribute to roof surface radiant heat, which can result in a 10-25% reduction in cooling costs.
Lastly, they typically have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used, and are also 100% recyclable as a roof at the end of their life. In contrast, most shingle tear-off waste ends up as part of the building-related waste stream — up to 20 billion pounds per year.
“Affordable housing isn’t just about that upfront price. It’s about taking a look at the bigger picture — at the lifecycle costs for years to come after you buy a home. So for us, that meant selecting materials that are easy to maintain, recyclable, and choosing energy efficient appliances and energy-efficient systems.”
– Cally Lange, Owner + Principal Architect, Revival Design Collective