Kellems Household

For Chris and Dave Kellems, it all began with needing a new roof on her parents' quaint waterfront Sturgeon Bay cottage. When they contacted Virge to complete a preliminary assessment on the property in 2009, she determined it would be more cost effective to rebuild...

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Margaret Lockwood Gallery

In 2015, Virge was hired by Margaret Lockwood and Allin Walker, former owners of Woodwalk Gallery near Egg Harbor, to completely renovate a three-level white brick building in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Dating back to the 1880’s, this property was home to a newspaper...

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Two Rivers Remodel

This home was originally designed in the 1950s as a Prairie Style home in keeping with neighborhood Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes on the street.  Owner preferences overrode the original design, making it more like a cross of Prairie and Foursquare.  The current...

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“Scout Camp”

An existing 1920s cottage and memories of childhood scout camps formed the basis for this design which merged a renovation of the existing, and an addition to include a expansive great room with dining for twenty or more, plus two master bedroom suites and a home...

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Brorson Home featured on

What started out as two separate single story log cabins and a slowly sinking dining room built on dirt was transformed into a beautiful, energy efficient retreat for this ever-expanding multi-generational family. A previous owner had painstakingly applied...

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This is the second rebirth of a near century-old log cabin which was moved to this location and "remuddled" in the 1970s.  The current owner is European and an advocated for energy-efficient design and carbon footprint reduction.  It was his intention to keep the...

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Kellems Household: 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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