AIA Pasadena Award-Winning Kaweah Rockhouse | 1847 Kaweah Drive

Welcome to the 2019 AIA Pasadena award-winning Kaweah Rockhouse, designed by architect Elsye Alam, a SCI-Arc trained female architect and owner. Sited on a difficult hillside, Alam deftly placed and built the three level home to take advantage of the unique slope and challenging topography of the land. The result is a stunning one-of-a-kind modern architectural home with sweeping views and sleek, beautiful interiors.

1847 Kaweah Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105

$1,598,000 | 3 Beds | 2 Full, 1 Partial Baths | 2,098 Sq. Ft. | 8,771 Sq. Ft. Lot | Built in 2018

A 24 foot glass wall with a center slider connects the open plan kitchen/dining/family room seamlessly with an Ipe wood covered viewing deck.

The luxe kitchen features an eat-in center island with sink, plenty of pantry space and storage, and stainless steel appliances.

High ceilinged interiors with walls of stark white and warm grays create a sleek and stylish modern atmosphere with hints here and there of the great mid-century architects.

The home has three bedrooms, including a bright primary suite with concrete floors and hillside views. The bedroom also has its own private patio.

The en suite primary bath has treetop views and a wonderful soaking tub.

The primary bedroom also has a spacious walk-in closet.

Two more bedrooms are great for children or overnight guests.

The home is on a rare caisson foundation and appears to almost hover as it cascades over the lot. At street level, the home is connected by a bridge driveway. There is garage parking for two cars with room for two more in the driveway.

An essential concept of the home was to maximize and frame the expansive views of Mount Wilson, Griffith Park, and the San Gabriel Mountain range. The home’s main level is ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining.

The gorgeous modish exterior is brilliant, bold and altogether captivating.

The Kaweah Rockhouse is surrounded by iconic homes by Neutra, Buff, Straub & Hensman, Harwell Hamilton Harris, and Jean Gloria Killion. In a neighborhood of exceptional architecture, 1847 Kaweah Drive stands out as a rare and wonderful recently built gem owned by just one person, the architect herself.

If you are interested in viewing the Kaweah Rockhouse in Pasadena, or in finding other architecturally significant homes for sale in Los Angeles, call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.


Listing provided courtesy of Nate Cole, Suprstructur and Joseph Kiralla, Sotheby’s International Realty.

Jacqueline Tager | CalBre#: 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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