The Poppy Peak Historic District in the San Rafael Hills is arguably one of the nicest areas of Pasadena. Located just west of the Arroyo and south of the Rose Bowl, San Rafael is known for its privacy, proximity to Old Town, community setting, and its beautifully maintained homes. The area includes large estate properties, a mix of Traditionals, California Bungalows, and Spanish styles, and rare, one-of-a-kind, architecturally significant homes. Fortunately, the area’s newest listing is the latter.
Built by architect, Robert E. Bond, in 1949, 1635 Kaweah Drive is stunningly beautiful in its simplicity and design. Though the home is modestly sized, the walls of glass, angled roofline, and multiple outdoor areas provide a much grandeur feel. This is certainly evident in both the living room and dining room. Each space offers floor to ceiling glass panels with views of the courtyards and the mature landscaping. The living room also includes a fireplace and additional windows. The kitchen features granite countertops, a laundry area, and access to the side courtyard. Off the central hall are the two bedrooms and full bathroom. The master bedroom provides an abundance of natural light while the guest bedroom provides access to another outdoor patio.
The front and rear yards have been professionally landscaped with drought tolerant and native plants. The rear yard is a sanctuary providing shade, privacy, and wonderful views of the San Gabriel’s.
Six plus decades later, Mr. Bond’s home continues to amaze. What an opportunity to own a piece of Pasadena’s storied history. Additional features include copper plumbing, central heating and air conditioning, and an alarm system.
offered by: Jeremy Hardy