The Village Executive Suites, an artfully designed office complex, started when Jeremy Wells toured an empty, nondescript five-bedroom house and saw not what it was, but what it could be. "The house had sat on the market for years. As a house, it wasn't really working, it didn't seem to fit in that neighborhood. But I saw straight through the walls and saw what I could make it." It took 12 months of renovations, but when the complex opened, there were no traces of it having once been a home. Or of it being nondescript. Wells' artistic and design talents had transformed the building into a cutting edge business space.
"Houston doesn't need another boring office space," says Wells. "I want to reach solo-preneurs, to give them a space where the dog's not barking and the kids aren't screaming. But more than that, I want to give them something that would reflect their contemporary attitudes."