For all the scores of times I've been to Malibu, yesterday was the first time I walked through the grounds of the Adamson House. Breathtaking doesn't even begin to describe the gardens, house and tile work. Here are a few pictures:
I can't get enough of the outdoor fireplace.
A free-form tile mosaic makes a beautiful segue from pathway to patio.
An elaborate built in fountain with a view of the coast behind.
More stunning tiles.
I can't get enough of the old California architecture.
Looking up the beach from the back yard. The houses in the far distance are part of the Malibu Colony -- semi-private beach and enclave of the rich and famous.
I LOVE this planter! The landscaping featured a very small mix of plants, all growing in sweeping bands of bold color or cascading from ornate planters.