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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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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