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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

2845 Avenel Street in Silver Lake


On market for first time in nearly 50 years: the upper level front unit at Gregory Ain’s Avenel Homes (c. 1947) in Silver Lake.

2845 1/2 Avenel Street in Silver Lake


Avenel Homes, a ten-unit cooperative housing development designed by Gregory Ain in 1947. A rare opportunity to own one of the best units in this landmark Silver Lake complex, representing the best of mid-century modern design and thinking.

5670 Holly Oak Drive in The Oaks


The Ansalem A. Ernst House by Gregory Ain c. 1937. LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 840. First time on market in over twenty years, this iconic home is located in the coveted Los Feliz Oaks.

2014 Home Of The Year

Update 12/22: And the winner is….Silvertop! Not a big surprise that one of the best houses in L.A. won. The voting wasn’t even that close as the landmark Lautner property captured a wopping 37% of the votes. Tied for second place was the Wirin House and 7529 Mulholland Dr with 11% each. The full results … Continued

11020 Wrightwood Place in Studio City


Originally designed for TV and Radio Announcer Richard Tufeld and his family, this 1954 mid-century gem incorporated all of the conveniences of contemporary living, exclaiming Adrienne Tufeld: “The house is as modern as tomorrow~~~it has a freezer, dishwasher, and garbage disposal.” Indeed, the architect, Gregory Ain, explored social issues through his progressive views with an emphasis on the flexible use of work, leisure and outdoor space planned to circulate activities throughout the house and technology to facilitate daily living.

Mar Vista Tract Home by Gregory Ain

This newly listed Gregory Ain (1948) is one of 52 houses built by the architect in the “Modernique Homes” development. Also referred to as the Mar Vista Tract, this idyllic neighborhood offers mature, tree-lined streets and green yards–thanks to the work of notable mid-century landscape architect Garrett Eckbo.

Pasadena Heritage 2012 Spring Home Tour

The upcoming Pasadena Heritage 35th Anniversary Spring Home Tour will highlight mid-century modern residential architecture on a self-driven tour of 5 mid-century homes designed by noted architects.

5786 Valley Oak Drive In Los Feliz

This new listing in Los Feliz features the designs of two of Los Angeles’ most renown mid-century architects: Gregory Ain and Pierre Koenig.

New Unit In Gregory Ain Avenel Homes

I’m excited to report a brand new listing in Gregory Ain’s Avenel Homes. Architect Michael Folonis has redone this unit and according to the listing, Folonis was “not seeking to put his stamp on the design, but rather to reflect Ain’s philosophy with contemporary cabinetry and surfaces in keeping with the international style.”