This house in Maibu, California, used to belong to Merritt and Rhoda Adamson, whose family started Malibu Potteries. Where better than in their own home to show off their colourful handmade tiles in every room.
Even the facade has tiles surrounding the entrance door and the upstairs windows.
The grandfather clock stands next to an eclectic tiled table. The lamp and urn are Italian hand-painted earthenware. The blue ceiling and burnished walls, which symbolize sky and earth, echo the natural vista outside.
Down to its intricate fringe, the Persian-style tile "carpet" in the loggia was conceived for the house by William Handley, a designer for Malibu Potteries. The elaborate pattern, which includes more than 670 tiles, was created using cuerda seca glazing.
Glass doors with a wrought-iron grille bring light and ocean views to the hall.
The baseboard skirting is composed of tiny individual tiles set into a motif that continues up the stairs.
The dining room's frescoed ceiling consists of painted, wood-framed plaster panels that echo the rhythm of the floor tile.
Each of the home's six bedrooms has its own bathroom, where walls, floors, and even some ceilings are tiled.
Designed for sunset viewing, the tiled patio features a built-in fireplace for chilly evenings.
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