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Nothstine Residence, Green Bay, Wis.


An architectural landmark in Green Bay, Wis., the Nothstine residence is noticeable thanks to a ribbon of yellow that weaves around the extent of the façade. The yellow reflects the owner's hobby of slot car racing and is an interesting way to incorporate the hobby into the design.

Sitting on over an acre of steeply sloped landscape, the home recently underwent a change as the original Fiberglas exterior was covered with a new system of sheet metal installed by Manitowoc, Wis.-based Crafts Inc. Brian Georgenson, project manager with Crafts Inc., explains: "This project presented a distinct and challenging experience for our sheet metal workers. The opportunity to work on such an iconic feature of the Green Bay area was a valuable experience for our entire team."

Using a distinctly colored metal panel system from Burlington, N.J.-based Merchant & Evans Inc., Crafts was able to restore the original design envisioned by architect Doug Garofalo of Garofalo Architects Inc., Chicago. The new exterior paneling system was hand fabricated and installed throughout a year-long renovation at the site. The new exterior covering creates a bolder color effect.

Architect: Garofalo Architects Inc., Chicago

Installer: Crafts Inc., Manitowoc, Wis.

Metal wall panels: Merchant & Evans Inc., Burlington, N.J.,