'This Old House': 'Fastlane' Malibu Memories and Wrap Party Pix

Tonight's cuppa: peppermint tea

Starting next Thursday, March 31, the final episode of the Los Angeles project of PBS' "This Old House" starts airing around the nation (check local listings for date, time and channel in your area).

In the episode airing this week, host Kevin O'Connor takes a tour of the historic Adamson House, a 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival right on the beach in Malibu. I first discovered it when I did a set visit there for the show "Fastlane", with stars Peter Facinelli and Bill Bellamy (believe it was standing in for a Mexican drug lord's mansion).

Later, at one of my first visits to the L.A. "TOH" project, I told producer Deborah Hood that the show couldn't hardly do a Spanish Colonial Revival remodel in Los Angeles without visiting this prime example of the style.

Couldn't be happier that she took my suggestion.

And if you have some time left over once you're done visiting Adamson House, you can go next door and catch some waves at Surfrider Beach, or go next door on the other side and see brown pelicans and other seabirds at the Malibu Lagoon State Beach.

And if you're lucky -- and I was on that day with "Fastlane" -- you might see some dolphins.

Here's a teaser of some of my shots from the wrap party.

(Click on "This Old House" in the Categories to the right and see the previous Los Angeles project entries and photo slideshows.)

As you will see, the house is fully decorated, but alas, the homeowners don't get to keep that. It's just for TV.

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