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ITHACA

ITHACA

A west-coast couple with a passion for sculpture and nature were drawn to a Midwest prairie, gravitating toward friends and a more central location for family to "come home."  Ithaca is so-named because it's "the place you long to return to..." The sculptural design...

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Toasty Warm in the Modern-Rustic Log Home

    "Thermo windows working like a dream.  Harvesting all the solar warmth they can get on this sunny day!" In the midst of this Polar Vortex and sub-zero temperatures, it warms me to get these spontaneous client reports! The "Modern-Rustic Log Home" was...

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Comfort on a Cold Wisconsin Morning

I received the following e-mail this morning from the owner of a LEED Platinum near-net-zero energy home we built last year: Hey Virge, It's 5*F and -22* with the wind chill. The patio door at the kitchen with the shade closed is showing a 12* difference than when the...

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The SAGE House

In the Fall of 2015 I was challenged by a prospective homeowner to design a small home, near net-zero, stylish, and for $100,000 in construction costs.  I told him that given today's construction costs the prospect was impossible.  In fact, I originally called this...

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Upcoming Interview on Wisconsin Public Radio

Virge Temme will be a featured guest on the Larry Meiller Show, November 30, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.  The show will include an overview of LEED, Passive House and other green architecture programs, and Virge will offer advice to callers about how to make their new and...

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BUILD

Virge Temme Architecture Inc Recognized as Leader in Green Architecture 2016 Construction and Engineering Awards: Recognized Leaders in Green Architecture - Midwest http://build-news.com

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Cottage Style Magazine

2014: - Alpine Attitude: "Every home has a history in the making, but this property on Sturgeon Bay in northern Wisconsin is steeped in the area's rich Scandinavian roots." November 2014: LEED Platinum awarded to Wisconsin Home designed by Virge Temme Architecture,...

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Kellems home:  a LEED for Homes project

Kellems home: a LEED for Homes project

Chris and Dave Kellems sought to undertake this voluntary program with the help of Virge Temme Architecture for the creation of their new home in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The Kellems home is expected to earn a LEED-Platinum certification, the highest possible rating. This...

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Magazine Photos

Last week Mark Lohmann and Sunday Hendrickson visited Door County and photographed four homes I designed, as well as several beautiful Door County gardens. These homes and gardens are expected to be featured in Cottage Style Magazine, and other publications during the...

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Midwest Living

July/August 2012 - An Illinois family looks to the 1920s to give their new Door County, Wisconsin, lake home vintage charm. New Cottage with Vintage...

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