Avenel Cooperative Housing, 1947
Gregory Ain, Architect
On the National Register of Historic Places, this 10-unit building was ingeniously integrated on a gentle sloping site with walkways to the north and private terraces/gardens to the south. With the initial gathering of like-minded, artistic, intellectual, and politically active individuals, the building became a modern background for a progressive social community as well. Each unit is designed for privacy, with a plan that facilitates indoor/outdoor living. Flexible interior configurations with mobile wall panels divide the space from one to three bedrooms depending upon need. Here, the advantageous corner unit with a front patio and generous rear garden, affords a serene view of the surrounding hillsides. The unit includes: 2 bedrooms, Den, 1 bath, laundry and garage with additional tandem parking. 2 year lease term preferred. Photography: Julius Shulman J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004. R.10). Contemporary Color Photography: Cameron Carothers.