Two-bedroom unit in Gregory Ain’s Avenel Cooperative Housing seeks $995K

In search of affordable housing, 10 families pool their money together and commission modernist architect Gregory Ain to design the Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in Silver Lake.

Built in 1947, the Avenel Homes rest on two 60-foot hillside lots near the Silver Lake reservoir. Known for his ingenious vision and flexibility, Ain designed two rows of units, each sharing a common walkway leading to your own private living space with individual gardens looking out to the surrounding hillside.

Owned and updated by real estate agent Ilana Gafni, followed by architect Michael Folonis, 2845 1/2 Avenel Street maintains Ain’s original flexible floor plan using mobile partition walls to allow the owner to adjust the space to their needs as either one, two or three bedrooms along with one bathroom. The unit also features a private outdoor space with mature landscaping and lounging areas.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places it’s a rare opportunity to own one of the best units in this landmark Silver Lake complex.

Last sold in 2011 for $640,000, the unit is currently on the market with Rob Kallick and Laura Marchetti asking $995,000.

The living room has a wooden shelf and a sitting area
The kitchen has a wooden cabinet and a small window.
The living room with front outside view
Middle room of Gregory Ain’s Avenel Cooperative
Bedroom with a side yard door
Bedroom and sliding door
Side yard of Gregory Ain’s Avenel Cooperative House with garden
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