|Located right on the coast in stunning Malibu, the grounds of the Adamson house make for an enjoyable summer destination.|
The grounds alone are simply stunning and open to the public every day during daylight. The Adamson house is a Spanish Colonial Revival home that was built in 1929. It has a unique mix of Spanish and Moorish architecture styles and perhaps one of the most comprehensive collections of tiles from the day. Famed Malibu Tile was manufactured just steps from there. As the trophy home of the factory owners, the home is nothing short of a showpiece. The factory produced tiles that are still coveted today and can be be found in some of Los Angeles' architectural treasures, such as the Mayan Theater and City Hall.
|Glazed terracotta planters with ornate designs are clues to what await.|
Today, we'll explore only the outside grounds. But, stay tuned for next week's post where we'll show more details and provide a bit of history on this tile treasure trove.
|The flagstone entry pulls the eye to the resplendent tile entry|
|The entry to the Adamson House tiled is a tile tapestry|
|An exquisite peacock tile tapestry water feature faces the back patio|
|Moorish-inspired details such as this parabolic window are adorned with glazed ceramic tile patterns|
|Tiled outdoor tubs were used for washing pets - in style!|
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