Touring the Adamson House

Most of this month has been ridiculously hot and muggy and I’ve spent a lot of time hunkered at home with the AC blasting. One day I decided to get out of the house and head to the shore. I’m not so much of a beach person so instead of setting up camp on the sand I did the next best thing – I toured a historic home.

Adamson House

The Adamson House is located at Surfrider Beach in Malibu and is a California State Park.


We arrived on a bright and beautiful Saturday. The whitewash on the exterior made the house gleam in the sunlight and it was quite a sight to see. There are scheduled tour times and as we waited for ours we had a chance to explore the visitors center which is housed in the former garage.


The Adamsons are the folks behind Malibu pottery and we learned all about the well known but short lived company. We also learned all about the family who were one of the first settlers of Malibu and once owned a large dairy farm.


Soon enough it was time to enter the house. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed inside so you’ll just have to take my word for it – it’s stunning. The house is a showpiece for Malibu tile and the pottery is everywhere. The kitchen, the living room, the bathrooms and so on feature beautiful tile work. Every room is different and every room is fantastic. The house also contains the original furnishings of the family which makes it authentic from head to toe. It’s simply amazing and one of the best historic homes I’ve ever toured.


On the balcony we were able to take photos and the tile above is just a teaser of what you’ll see inside. And the views?

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Incredible. In fact, the views are amazing from every room in the house. I would love to stay here – even for just one night.


The tour also included the pool house in which were were allowed to snap pics.


Love it.


The Adamson House was such an incredible experience and I’m so glad I made the trek out to Malibu to see it. It’s a real California treasure.


  1. Ann November 2, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I remember seeing a Huell Howser episode about this spot; he got to film the inside and the pottery & tile work was amazing!

    1. mk1005 November 3, 2015 at 12:30 am

      I was so bummed I couldn’t take pictures inside. It was gorgeous!

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