A Condo Classic: The Avenel Coop by Gregory Ain

A Condo Classic: The Avenel Coop by Gregory Ain

2843 Avenel St. Los Angeles, CA 90039

2843 Avenel St. Los Angeles, CA 90039

The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project by Gregory Ain in Silver Lake is a 10-unit complex of modest sized homes that are as rich in character as they are in their history. Built in 1947, Ain employed innovative design ideas to provide maximum flexibility and openness of the living space – both indoors and out.

 The ten units of the complex are built in two rows of five, with the units arranged in a saw-tooth pattern. (check it out in the satellite view in the map at bottom). This design provides a sense of privacy at the front entry of each unit, as well a

The ten units of the complex are built in two rows of five, with the units arranged in a saw-tooth pattern. (check it out in the satellite view in the map at bottom). This design provides a sense of privacy at the front entry of each unit, as well as a private patio in the back. And, of course, it also creates structural lines that are just beautiful to the eye.

 A feature that makes the interior space so flexible is the use of sliding walls, such as the one in the photos above and below, that separates and/or unifies the living room and master bedroom. A sliding wall is also used between the two smaller bed

A feature that makes the interior space so flexible is the use of sliding walls, such as the one in the photos above and below, that separates and/or unifies the living room and master bedroom. A sliding wall is also used between the two smaller bedrooms.

 What makes this sale particularly intriguing is that this home is on the market for the first time. Yep, it’s had the same owner since it was built in 1947. I’d say that’s as good a testament as any as to the livability of these units.

What makes this sale particularly intriguing is that this home is on the market for the first time. Yep, it’s had the same owner since it was built in 1947. I’d say that’s as good a testament as any as to the livability of these units.

 For history buffs, it’s worth noting that 1947 was the year that the first systematic Hollywood blacklist was instituted as part of the Red Scare. And of the ten original members of the Avenel Co-op, at least four were blacklisted or questioned by t

For history buffs, it’s worth noting that 1947 was the year that the first systematic Hollywood blacklist was instituted as part of the Red Scare. And of the ten original members of the Avenel Co-op, at least four were blacklisted or questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee, leading to a conclusion that the co-op was a living experiment for a communist group.

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 Though the interior may be in need of a little love, this is a great opportunity for a lover of mid-century modern design to transform this home into a showcase.

Though the interior may be in need of a little love, this is a great opportunity for a lover of mid-century modern design to transform this home into a showcase.

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 This home is an end unit with a southwest exposure, private yard and patio, views and one-car garage plus surface parking.

This home is an end unit with a southwest exposure, private yard and patio, views and one-car garage plus surface parking.

 Walls of glass open to the private patio in back substantially enhance the otherwise modest square footage of the home.

Walls of glass open to the private patio in back substantially enhance the otherwise modest square footage of the home.

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2843 Avenel St. Los Angeles, CA 90039

Listing Price: $650,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Square Feet: 1,114
Price Per SF: $583.48
HOD: $400
Year Built: 1947
Pool: None
Air: Central
Floor: Mixed
Parking: Garage, 1-Car
Views: Other
Fireplace: Living Room
MLS #: 13-714469

Listing courtesy of Erik Lerner of Keller Williams Beverly Hills

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

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