December 18, 1997 |
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.
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 |
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 |
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.
December 16, 1999 |
* 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 |
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.