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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby, NY 14047
+1 716-947-9217
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Historic Buffalo Grandeur

Graycliff, Frank Lloyd Wright's design for Isabelle and Darwin Martin's summer "cottage" overlooks... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Charleston, South Carolina
How to turn a 20 minute tour into two hours

Graycliff is one of those places that misses its own unique charm and aspires to be something else... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
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6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby, NY 14047
+1 716-947-9217
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Graycliff, Frank Lloyd Wright's design for Isabelle and Darwin Martin's summer "cottage" overlooks Lake Erie in the Darby section of Buffalo, Ny. We were pleased with the in-depth tour led by a FLW scholar sharing restoration stories about the house and tid bits of FLW's...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Graycliff is one of those places that misses its own unique charm and aspires to be something else, namely it's better funded and more important neighbor in Buffalo, the Darwin Martin House. Graycliff is a complete wreck just at the beginning of restoration. It was...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The tour is very interesting and the grounds are very beautiful. The house has a lot of neat components but is actively being renovated. I think the house will become even more interesting once renovations are complete.

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is a beautiful property although the house remains "a work in progress". The day would have been better had we not been lead by a snotty & officious tour guide. It simply didn't occur to me to let a patient die in order to...More

Thank seasonedtravellers57
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our docent, Karen, was terrific. She was packed full of knowledge which she graciously shared with us. Plus, you need to understand that the house is undergoing a lot of renovations. This was right up "our alley" as we love to see how houses are...More

Thank Meesa67
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This beautifully situated home on the shores of Lake Erie was Frank Lloyd Wright's second residential project for the Martin family. Wright was lucky -- he was significantly over-budget on his first project. While Graycliff is still in the process of renovation (there are open...More

Thank TiredCanadian
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I visited on a beautiful summer day & completely enjoyed the 2 hour tour with Stacy. The entire estate is amazing & made better by all the information provided on the tour. There is a 1 hour tour available. Be sure to make reservations so...More

Thank j0ann953
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We returned to Greycliff this year five years after our last visit and more than fifteen since our first visit. The restoration progress has been enormous, and the site is now ready for the prime-time, both for the FLW aficianado and the casual historic preservationist....More

Thank Flamingo33139
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We enjoyed the 2 hour tour with a very passionate docent that helped us envision the house when it was occupied by the original owner, Mrs. Martin. Much restoration is yet to come but the quality of Frank Lloyd Wright's work is apparent. We opted...More

1  Thank Gail W
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Views of the lake and grounds are exceptional. Restoration work on the interior of the house is ongoing, so don't expect to see it as it was and hopefully will be once the work is completed. Guides are knowledgeable giving added insight, background and history...More

Thank jtrd
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Robin M L
17 June 2016|
Response from RumJOro | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are full day tours of Frank Lloyd Wright attractions in the area Check out the Graycliff Website-Tours-All Wright All Day!
Robin M L
17 June 2016|
Response from LondonKaytee | Reviewed this property |
If you look on the Darwin Martin House website you will see that there are several such tours this year: "The 2016 All Wright All Day Tour is offered October 7, October 22, November 4 and 19 and runs all day from 8:30 AM... More