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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
+1 716-856-3858
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Amazing Place - with a lot to discover

This Frank Lloyd Wright home is now a museum run by a preservation organization. They are doing a... read more

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Went on the tour a few weeks back and it was truly amazing! I cannot say enough how informational... read more

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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 Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Frank Lloyd Wright home is now a museum run by a preservation organization. They are doing a fantastic job of restoring this beautiful turn of the century living space. It is situated in a neighborhood designed by Frederick Olmsted who designed many great parks...More

Thank Wonderful-Joy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the tour a few weeks back and it was truly amazing! I cannot say enough how informational and fun it was to learn so much about the many connections that we have in Buffalo and the great and rich history. Ask for Dave...More

Thank Candice M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have seen quite a few of F. L. Wright's houses but I think this is the nicest. I took the 2 hour tour and it was definitely worthwhile. This is one of the largest houses Wright did and actually was 3 houses. I would...More

Thank Morris K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can’t believe I’ve lived in Buffalo for 20 years and just went to the Darwin Martin House for the first time. We only had time for the one hour tour with our out-of-town guests - I can’t wait to go back for the 2-hour...More

Thank SnowHawks
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the 1 hour tour and our tour guide was very informative. Prior to the tour spend about 45 minutes in the visitors center which had a lot of the history and pictures of Wright's work and design theory. Suggest you do this prior...More

Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most amazing FLR houses that is now being restored to it's original splendor. We had a great one hour tour led by Jack and it was a highlight of my trip to Buffalo. But opt for a two hour tour if you...More

Thank Sylvanian
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Architexture all redone, worth the tour grounds are beautiful. Did it with boat house and summer home.

Thank Rogervasi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have visited many FLW sites and found this one to have unique, exquisite features and detail. Our docent Ken shared his obvious love for the history and the stories of the property along with his “teacher talents” for engaging the group. Thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the two-hour tour. It started with a short slide display with some general history of the Martin family and the building of the house (and the rest of the complex). Our tour guide, John Z, was fantastic -- informative and witty. The house...More

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Houses in the surrounding residential neighborhood are from the same period, but look like they are from another century. Worth the drive. Street parking in the surrounding neighborhood only.

Thank Sc00byD00byD00
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coleboakville_ON
September 5, 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
August 20, 2017|
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Response from FLWMARTINHOUSE | Property representative |
The walk from the metro stop is easy and in a safe area.
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BigEdZPittsburgh
October 15, 2016|
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Response from FLWMARTINHOUSE | 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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