'Mr. and Mrs. Adams found a spot they wanted on the wildly beautiful California coastline below Carmel. They asked an old friend, Architect Eldridge T. Spencer, to fit a house to the land and mold it about their established way of living. Their only conditions were that the house be ruggedly simple and informally spacious. . . To enable the Adams' to share their daily lives, the entire main floor (at entry level) is given over to the integration of their special needs - the combining of everyday living and working functions. As a result, Mr. Adams can pop in and out of his darkroom as easily as Mrs. Adams moves to and from the kitchen, and visitors who drop in for a chat in the living room during working hours seldom find themselves unattended by one or the other of their busy, but gracious hosts.' (House Beautiful, March 1965)