New book on Carmel Historic Homes – Authors Alissandra Dramov and Lynn A. Momboisse to visit Old Capitol Books

Saturday 22 October 2016, 1:30pm: A new book by Arcadia Publishing features the history of the homes, architecture, and people of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Authors Alissandra Dramov and Lynn A. Momboisse bring the past alive with interactive Google maps and a beautiful book full of historic photographs and stories. Come join the authors at Old Capitol Books and learn about our local history!

About the book:

9781467115971Historic Homes and Inns of Carmel-by-the-Sea showcases the creativity, talent, and originality of the town’s residents, designers, and builders over a span of 80 years, from the pioneering days of the 1880s through the more contemporary ones of the 1960s. One-of-a-kind creations by top-name architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Julia Morgan, Charles Greene, Albert Farr, Gardner Dailey, Henry Hill, and Mark Mills are featured.

The designs by the three most influential people who shaped Carmel-by-the-Sea architecturally in its first half-century are well-represented: M.J. Murphy, who literally built the town, with hundreds of homes and buildings to his credit; Hugh Comstock, who defined it with his storybook cottages that gave the village its fairy-tale charm; and Jon Konigshofer, who modernized it through his trademarked, postwar Hillside House.

Throughout its history, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, has attracted unique, spirited, and sometimes eclectic individuals, and this is reflected in its architecture. In combination with the breathtaking beauty, remarkable scenery, and coastal setting, these historic homes and inns give the village its distinct look and make it unlike any place else.

About the authors:

Alissandra Dramov is a native Californian. She spent many years as a television news broadcast journalist: a producer, reporter, and anchor. She is an author and historian, and a member of the California Preservation Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and California Historical Society. Alissandra Dramov is the author of the book, Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Early Years (1903-1913).

Lynn A. Momboisse is a sixth generation Californian. Her family discovered Carmel-by -the-Sea for themselves in 1920 when her mom and cousins played on the beach and charmed Carmel’s first peace officer Gus Englund into giving them candy as he rode his horse through the village.

Lynn and her husband live in Carmel. She owns an online retail store, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Carmel Heritage Society and on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Historical Resources Board. Lynn also writes a blog on her family’s adventures in and around Carmel and Monterey County called Adventures of a Home Town Tourist at In her spare time she loves to hike, explore, photograph, and research the beautiful area she is blessed to call home.

%d bloggers like this: