MAHF-Adamson House

The Adamson House at Malibu Lagoon State Beach overlooks the Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach. This bluff top showplace of Malibu historical artifacts is a California Historical Landmark that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Designed by Stiles O. Clements in 1929, this Spanish Colonial Revival home contains the best surviving examples of decorative ceramic tile produced by Malibu Potteries.  The home was built for Merritt Huntley Adamson and Rhoda Rindge Adamson, daughter of Frederick Hastings Rindge and May Knight Rindge—last owners of the Rancho Malibu Spanish grant.  Adjacent Malibu Lagoon Museum (once the Adamson garage) provides visitors an interpretive view of Malibu history—from Chumash native people to rancho land grants to the birth of the surfing era.

The Malibu Adamson House Foundation (MAHF) assists California State Parks in preserving and interpreting the historic Adamson property.  MAHF members conduct public tours and support ongoing research into the history and culture of the site and the region.  The Foundation oversees public events on the property, raises funds for Museum restoration, sponsors school tours, and hosts special events.  Holiday tours and a tile-making event in October are just a few of these.

Malibu Adamson House Foundation has saved this historic home and become a valuable asset to visitors and staff at Malibu Lagoon State Beach/Adamson House.  For support and membership information, please visit the Malibu Adamson House Foundation at

Adamson House
PO Box 291
Malibu, CA 90265-0291
(310) 456-8432