Dear and I drove south on PCH to check out the Malibu Lagoon State Park and we got a bonus when we discovered the Adamson House that the state of California purchased in 1968. The house property borders the lagoon and the beach. The beautiful grounds were open and we enjoyed it all to ourselves. I hope to return on another day to take a tour of the home.
The Malibu area is rich in clay and the Rindge family recognized that and established Malibu Potteries (1926-32). The house has many wonderful tile features characteristic of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Adamson married one of the Rindge daughters. I’m including the following mosaic of some of the flowers on the grounds.
There is so much history connected to this land, home and area of the coast. It was fun to learn a little of it.
Adamson House is designated a National Historical Site and is also as a registered California Landmark.
Visible from most places on the state beach, but with entry only off the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway One), a few hundred feet down coast in Malibu Lagoon State Beach is the Adamson House
You can read more about the history of the Adamson House here.