Reflecting the Past...Creating the Future.
We believe the future is grounded in history and that authenticity is critical as we sensitively transform historic homes to beautifully perform in contemporary life. Every project brings a unique challenge, and we strive to bring each design to its creative potential. Our firm brings a pioneering spirit to high-quality residential design and problem-solving.
New homes have demonstrated the versatility of our design vision
George's work includes Transitional and Organic Modern, Italianate, Arts-and-Crafts, Greek Revival, Western Timber-framed, and European Country compositions. We approach a new style as a serious and authentic research project, drawing from the original masters of that genre. All our design projects ultimately share balanced, friendly facades; attention to interior light, views, and flow; and a feel for contemporary living inside and out.
An inventor with three U.S. Patents
George looks to the future of sustainable design in his Elements of Living® Construction Systems and EOL Homes® designs. These homes embody many sustainable design concepts while adding adaptability for the future and eliminating drywall and stud framing. Coming soon... at EOLHomes.com
Featured in the article “Victorian Beauty: a finely crafted 19th-century home is the perfect fit for a family of five.”
“’We wanted to maintain the historical nature of the house,’ Jim says. Clemens and a team of contractors began turning the house into a home for a family of five. He added a second-floor bedroom with a loft over the family room and a back hall.”
Featured in the article Standing Out: “The Yellow House renovated in Chagrin Falls”
“The house has always simply stood out. Invariably it ranks among the top five of any individual’s list of ‘Homes I Love in Chagrin Falls.’ … In fact, it is referred to by color so often locally, that the new owners inscribed the plaque at the end of their drive simply — ‘The Yellow House.’”
Featured in the article “’What Am I?’ to Arts & Crafts”
“’When Tracey and Scott called us, they said they wished they’d bought a Craftsman Bungalow,’ says architect George Clemens. … ‘They wanted a transformation … it was so gratifying to take a generic house and give it identity. The design process here was fun and fulfilling.’”
Featured in the article “Chagrin Falls farmhouse goes to France and back”
“… From the back of the house, the extension looks for all the world, due to the embellishment of medallions and the windows themselves, like the exterior of a European pub. That observation made both King and Clemens happy. Mission accomplished, from an aesthetic standpoint.
Featured in the article “Country Home in the City”
“… A charming two-story gray home with taupe trim sitting on more than an acre of land, part of the Elizabeth B. Blossom Subdivision Historic District of Beachwood. … With Plans from architect George Clemens of Chagrin Falls, who specializes in older homes, they built a 1,000-sq.-ft addition.”
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