Plant Openings

This loft remodel in DTLA's Toy Factory building made these empty nesters go ‘Wow’

This loft remodel in DTLA's Toy Factory building made these empty nesters go ‘Wow’

When work beckoned UBS financial services executive Ronald Meraz to Los Angeles, he and wife Denise, recent empty nesters, sold their 7,000-square-foot, eight-acre Murrieta home and started searching for “something different,” Denise says — something like a downtown industrial loft.

They weren’t sure what to expect, but they weren’t particularly impressed with what they were seeing.

“There’s often a sterile feeling, white walls, white cabinets, no attention to design,” she notes. “Most people don’t know how to create a home inside this space.”

That was before the Merazes went to see a recently...

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