Carmel Point Walking Tour
Walker House by Frank Lloyd Wright
Hello and welcome to this Carmel Point Walking Tour. I am Lynn Momboisse and I have been visiting Carmel since 1964 and lived there full time for many years. This tour is a collaboration between myself and Dale Byrne. As members of the Carmel Residents Association, we are both dedicated to keeping Carmel-by-the-Sea a unique Village in a forest and excited to share our knowledge of its history and illustrious past with visitors and residents alike.
Today's walking tour will pick up where our Carmel-by-the-Sea Scenic Road Walking Tour left off on Scenic Road as we follow the road along the rugged coast and wind our way through the charming tree lined streets of Carmel Point. On our adventure, you will learn about some of Carmel’s history, its flora and fauna, its architecture and interesting early residents. Our tour will begin and end at the Walker House which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
You should be standing in front of a wooden gate that slants downward to the right. This is the private driveway to the Walker House and one of only five homes built on the beachside of this section of Scenic Road. If you look over the gate you will see the Carmel stone carport that is attached to the home on the left. The room to the right is the master bedroom. I will tell you more about this home once we get on our way.
To your right will be a wood fence with horizontal slats. The name on the fence is Henderson. These are the descendants of Mrs. Walker who built this world-famous house and lived here. The Henderson’s own, maintain and stay here part-time.
Now, let’s get going. Continue walking along Scenic Road. It is one-way here and cars will be approaching you from behind and passing on your left, so stay as far to the right of the road as possible.
While you walk, I'll briefly explain how VoiceMap works. It uses your location to play audio automatically, at the right time and place. This means that I will be silent at times when I am not giving directions or telling stories. It also means that you can put your phone away now. However, if you ever feel lost there is a map on your phone that shows your location and all the stops on the tour. You can skip parts of the tour using the right arrow and restart at a later time using the resume button. Use the downward facing arrow in the top right to end the tour.
Continue walking and I will meet up with you shortly.