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December 22, 2011
EVENTS There's no better time to visit the historic 1929 Adamson House than during the annual Christmas Tours, which showcase the site's original furnishings and feature holiday music, refreshments and a handcrafted present for each guest. Proceeds support the museum. Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15 (reservations required). (310) 456-8432. http://www.adamsonhouse.org.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 11, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Architect Stiles O. Clements had a knack for designing lavish buildings - the Spanish Colonial Revival El Capitan Theater, the Adamson House and the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre among them. Beginning Sunday, architecture buffs can go inside one of Clements' more low-key residential designs as the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts stages its latest design house in Pasadena. As always, design trends are on display. Twenty-five designers have transformed the 1915 English Arts and Crafts estate while retaining the home's warm spirit.
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NEWS
October 18, 2012 | By Debra Prinzing
If you love the Malibu Potteries tiles that lend so many 1920s and '30s homes their period charm, here's the ultimate DIY event: a chance to make a Malibu Potteries-inspired tile of your own. On Sunday, supporters of the Adamson House in Malibu have organized a workshop to raise money for the historic property's repair fund. Tickets to the tax-deductible event are $200 per person. If that seems steep, just remind yourself that you're not only making a cool memento and helping to preserve a national historic site and California historical landmark, but also enjoying a Champagne lunch as part of the afternoon.
NEWS
October 18, 2012 | By Debra Prinzing
If you love the Malibu Potteries tiles that lend so many 1920s and '30s homes their period charm, here's the ultimate DIY event: a chance to make a Malibu Potteries-inspired tile of your own. On Sunday, supporters of the Adamson House in Malibu have organized a workshop to raise money for the historic property's repair fund. Tickets to the tax-deductible event are $200 per person. If that seems steep, just remind yourself that you're not only making a cool memento and helping to preserve a national historic site and California historical landmark, but also enjoying a Champagne lunch as part of the afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As you stroll down the long hallway in Malibu's historic Adamson House, you marvel at the rich colors in the Persian rug under your feet. But wait, something is wrong. This doesn't feel like a rug. You look more closely and realize--it's not a rug at all. It's tile. This huge Spanish-style mansion, built in 1929, might as well be called the house that tile built.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2011
FAMILY Christmas Tours There's no better time to visit the historic 1929 Adamson House than during these annual tours, which showcase the site's original furnishings and feature holiday music, refreshments and a handcrafted present for each guest. Proceeds support the museum. Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 7:30 p.m. $15 (reservations required). (310) 456-8432. http://www.adamsonhouse.org. MUSIC Dir En Grey Metal has been on an artistic resurgence of late, but these Japanese growlers have been at it for decades.
HOME & GARDEN
December 4, 2010 | Veronique de Turenne
It's Christmas in the Adamson House kitchen. A bright yellow Bauer Pottery bowl sits next to a typewritten recipe for a holiday cake. A rolling pin, its handles painted glossy red, lies next to star-shaped cookie cutters and vintage tart pans. On a kitchen counter decorated with a red-and-gold holiday wreath, a pan of gingerbread men awaits icing. It feels as though Rhoda Adamson, for whom the graceful Spanish Colonial Revival house was built in 1930 as a wedding gift, has just left the room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2009 | Veronique de Turenne
It's easy to speed through Malibu and miss the Adamson House. Sure, there's a colorful sign on Pacific Coast Highway next to the Malibu Pier. And yes, you can get a glimpse of a red-tiled roof if you know right where to look. But it's only when you stop, walk down the curving drive toward the graceful asymmetry of whitewashed walls and shaded courtyards, toward the splash of tiled fountains and the freshening ocean breeze that you really know the Adamson House is there. Built in 1930 on 13 rolling acres that face famed Surfrider Beach, the Adamson House was the first real beach house on this stretch of coast.
NEWS
December 16, 1999 | ROBERT SMAUS
* The Adamson House (Malibu Lagoon Museum and Historic Adamson House), 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, (310) 456-8432. Tiles from Malibu Potteries. Guided tours Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m, with the last tour starting at 2 p.m. $2. * Casa del Herrero, 1387 E. Valley Road, Montecito, (805) 565-5653. Antique and Tunisian-made tiles used in the house, garden and even inside the garage. Docent-led tours offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10.
NEWS
May 22, 1986
The California Coastal Commission has unanimously approved construction of the Malibu Esplanade, a textured concrete walkway linking Malibu Surfrider Beach and the historic Adamson House. The 1,000-foot-long esplanade, a project of a Malibu citizens' group, will include a viewing deck overlooking the famous surfing beach and stairways to the sand.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2011
FAMILY Christmas Tours There's no better time to visit the historic 1929 Adamson House than during these annual tours, which showcase the site's original furnishings and feature holiday music, refreshments and a handcrafted present for each guest. Proceeds support the museum. Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 7:30 p.m. $15 (reservations required). (310) 456-8432. http://www.adamsonhouse.org. MUSIC Dir En Grey Metal has been on an artistic resurgence of late, but these Japanese growlers have been at it for decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2011
EVENTS There's no better time to visit the historic 1929 Adamson House than during the annual Christmas Tours, which showcase the site's original furnishings and feature holiday music, refreshments and a handcrafted present for each guest. Proceeds support the museum. Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15 (reservations required). (310) 456-8432. http://www.adamsonhouse.org.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Rhoda-May Adamson Dallas, an heir of a pioneering Malibu family who, with her siblings, donated the land that enabled Pepperdine University to establish its campus overlooking the Pacific, has died. She was 94. Dallas died Oct. 14 of natural causes at her longtime home in Studio City, her family said. She was the granddaughter of businessman Frederick H. Rindge, who bought a former Spanish land grant in Malibu in 1892 and expanded it into a 17,000-acre working ranch. Rhoda-May, born on Feb. 14, 1917, in Santa Monica, spent much of her early life on a choice slice of that land in a Spanish-style oceanfront house built in 1930 as a weekend retreat for her parents, the former Rhoda Agatha Rindge and her husband, Merritt Adamson.
HOME & GARDEN
December 4, 2010 | Veronique de Turenne
It's Christmas in the Adamson House kitchen. A bright yellow Bauer Pottery bowl sits next to a typewritten recipe for a holiday cake. A rolling pin, its handles painted glossy red, lies next to star-shaped cookie cutters and vintage tart pans. On a kitchen counter decorated with a red-and-gold holiday wreath, a pan of gingerbread men awaits icing. It feels as though Rhoda Adamson, for whom the graceful Spanish Colonial Revival house was built in 1930 as a wedding gift, has just left the room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2009 | Veronique de Turenne
It's easy to speed through Malibu and miss the Adamson House. Sure, there's a colorful sign on Pacific Coast Highway next to the Malibu Pier. And yes, you can get a glimpse of a red-tiled roof if you know right where to look. But it's only when you stop, walk down the curving drive toward the graceful asymmetry of whitewashed walls and shaded courtyards, toward the splash of tiled fountains and the freshening ocean breeze that you really know the Adamson House is there. Built in 1930 on 13 rolling acres that face famed Surfrider Beach, the Adamson House was the first real beach house on this stretch of coast.
NEWS
December 16, 1999 | ROBERT SMAUS
* The Adamson House (Malibu Lagoon Museum and Historic Adamson House), 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, (310) 456-8432. Tiles from Malibu Potteries. Guided tours Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m, with the last tour starting at 2 p.m. $2. * Casa del Herrero, 1387 E. Valley Road, Montecito, (805) 565-5653. Antique and Tunisian-made tiles used in the house, garden and even inside the garage. Docent-led tours offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Rhoda-May Adamson Dallas, an heir of a pioneering Malibu family who, with her siblings, donated the land that enabled Pepperdine University to establish its campus overlooking the Pacific, has died. She was 94. Dallas died Oct. 14 of natural causes at her longtime home in Studio City, her family said. She was the granddaughter of businessman Frederick H. Rindge, who bought a former Spanish land grant in Malibu in 1892 and expanded it into a 17,000-acre working ranch. Rhoda-May, born on Feb. 14, 1917, in Santa Monica, spent much of her early life on a choice slice of that land in a Spanish-style oceanfront house built in 1930 as a weekend retreat for her parents, the former Rhoda Agatha Rindge and her husband, Merritt Adamson.
NEWS
November 29, 1990
The Malibu Historical Society, which was instrumental in saving the historic Adamson House from being torn down for a parking lot in the late 1960s, has announced it will dissolve by the end of the year. "Our mission has long since been accomplished and many of our members have moved on to other endeavors, so it seems the appropriate thing to do," said John Merrick, a retired Municipal Court judge who helped organize the group in 1968.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1997 | ERIK HAMILTON
The Southland's best senior high school water polo players will be in the all-star tournament Sunday at Villa Park High. The tournament will include eight all-star teams from Los Angeles, Long Beach, South Bay, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and the San Gabriel Valley. The North Orange County team, coached by Katella's Grafton Weiss, will play the South Bay at 8 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As you stroll down the long hallway in Malibu's historic Adamson House, you marvel at the rich colors in the Persian rug under your feet. But wait, something is wrong. This doesn't feel like a rug. You look more closely and realize--it's not a rug at all. It's tile. This huge Spanish-style mansion, built in 1929, might as well be called the house that tile built.
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