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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
+1 716-856-3858
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If you are in love with the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright this house should be at the top of... read more

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Carol M
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New York City, New York
Wonderful docent made all the difference

A friend had mentioned that there was a Wright house in Buffalo and so my wife and I ventured back... read more

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Toothsc
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Greenville, South Carolina
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The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Designed for Larkin Soap Company executive, Darwin D. Martin, the complex is a one-of-a-kind composition consisting of the main Martin House, the smaller Barton House, a carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, a glass-roofed conservatory linked to the main house by a 100-foot pergola, and a gardener’s cottage integrated architectural masterwork. Tours explore the buildings, surrounding landscape, and an extensive collection of art glass and furnishings, all designed by Wright, which together form a totally integrated architectural masterwork. We welcome you to this National Historic Landmark.
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125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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+1 716-856-3858
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in love with the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright this house should be at the top of your list! And with the visitors center giving you a short film about the background of both Frank and Darwin Martin you are prepared to...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed yesterday

A friend had mentioned that there was a Wright house in Buffalo and so my wife and I ventured back across the border from Canada (attending a conference) after scheduling a 2 hour tour. I'm so glad we didn't choose the 1 hour tour. Our...More

Thank Toothsc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this 2 hr. tour on a wonderful Sunday afternoon. This house and other property buildings are true gems in this community and so glad it is being restored. They have a ways to go - would love to see it when it's complete but...More

Thank Dianne P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gem is an amazing visit. Be sure to buy the reduced price tickets to see the Martinslake erie house. Plan on spending 2 hours, one hour tour and then the other hour visiting gift shop and other buildings, like the caretakers cottage and Barton...More

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I personally can't pretend to be believe Frank Lloyd Wright designed practical spaces and furniture, this complex tour and its historical background is terrific. Mike did a great job bringing alive the architecture, the Martin family and Wright. Interweaving the story behind the client...More

Thank KathLikesTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reluctantly went on the 2 hour tour because it was something my fiancé was interested in. I ended up really enjoying it AND learning that I’m a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture! The restoration they have been able to do is simply amazing....More

Thank Krista A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

frank lloyd wright at his best and right here in buffalo! how people could actually ive in his homes is a wonder but they sure are beautiful!

Thank dunkirk1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disappointment to see another masterpiece in design and architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. If you're in Buffalo head that way.

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends that really didn't know what to expect, and they were amazed, so even if homes and history isn't your thing you will enjoy. I had a good idea what to expect being a fan but I too was impressed. Some of the...More

Thank RocketFRS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing home. Incredible how Wright designed everything, everything to relate to each other. (Only exception was the toilet!) Walking through the home you begin to think and see how he did, rectangles, rectangles, rectangles, and an occasional curve. Colors relate, textures emphasize and dramatize, ceilings...More

Thank everythingreen
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coleboakville_ON
5 September 2017|
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Response from juliewynter | Reviewed this property |
we stayed at the Parkside House b and b - really close by and within walking distance from FLW house - historic area really leafy quiet streets yet close to restaurants and lovely local pub where we ate Sorry didn't reply... More
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lmw9767
20 August 2017|
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The walk from the metro stop is easy and in a safe area.
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BigEdZPittsburgh
15 October 2016|
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Response from flw1 | Property representative |
The one-hour tour visits the first floor of the Martin House. There are seven stairs leading into the house and a lift for those unable to climb stairs. The restoration of the first floor is complete so there are no more... More
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