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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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So glad the Foundation saved this gem and is restoring it to its full glory!

Enjoyed this 2 hr. tour on a wonderful Sunday afternoon. This house and other property buildings... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dianne P
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Wow!

This gem is an amazing visit. Be sure to buy the reduced price tickets to see the Martinslake erie... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gail W
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Grand Island, New York
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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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Reviewed 4 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may be a little of the beaten path but this historic architectural gem reflects the function, form & nature that make the architect's vision timeless, particularly if money doesn't matter. The home and grounds are phenomenal & worth the effort and time but also...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 2 hour tour; they also offer a one hour. My husband wasn't sure he would be very interested, but the time flew by for him as well as for me. This property is being lovingly restored. They are not done yet, but...More

Thank xpatsuitcase
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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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Response from flw1 | Property representative |
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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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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