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Drawing its palette from the ocean beyond, the courtyard fountain at the Adamson House is among the most beautiful assemblages of Malibu tile.  The intermittent touches of blue in the clay-tile patio floor serve to introduce the fountain’s dominant color, while the band of white on the pool curbing ties the design to the plain stucco walls on either side.  Superbly painted peacocks flank the lustrous, blue-glazed central urn, whose mouth issues an unending supply of water that flows to the small basin beneath it, where it finally cascades through five runnels into the semicircular pool below. Whether by design or mistake, one of the tiles is upside down (hint: it’s on the left side).