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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

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Excellent tour and property

One of my most favorite FLW sites. Took the two hour tour which included all buildings on site... read more

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John P
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Beautiful- do it.

A fascinating and well-run operation. My tour guide was very energetic and kept the discussion... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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...more
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125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of my most favorite FLW sites. Took the two hour tour which included all buildings on site. Very informative guide who gave us an interesting tour after we watched a short movie. Parking on street was easy or you can park at the zoo....More

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Reviewed yesterday

A fascinating and well-run operation. My tour guide was very energetic and kept the discussion going as we learned all about this unique FLW residence. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Lumberdog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour is worth every penny if you are interested in architecture, especially that of Frank Lloyd Wright's. There are tours at different price levels. Docents are very passionate and knowledgeable. Save some money for the gift shop. There are some lovely pieces at all...More

1  Thank annasofia10
Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-hour of the Martine complex. Our guide Dave's enthusiasm for Wright's genius was infectious. We walked away with a clearer understanding of Wright's vision and and appreciation of the exquisite materials he used to realize that vision.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very impressive building and a nice tour guide who did a good job. it was nice but not very exciting. Also had to wait 1/2 hour for the kind of expensive tour to start.

Thank David D
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband obviously walks slowly, with difficulty, and uses a cane. Stairs must be taken slowly and carefully due to balance issues. All we needed was a slower walking pace, but that was not accommodated. Our guide even said, "Hurry along, everyone; keep up!" as...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited August16th with a large group of FLW interpreters and staff from Wright's Home and studio in Oak Park IL on a pilgrimage to Buffalo sites and ultimately Fallingwater. Barry was our guide and he gave us an extensive restoration tour of the grounds...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had heard of this house a while ago, but finally made the trip to Buffalo to see it. It was pretty interesting. Tickets can be purchased for the timed tours at the glass pavilion next door to the house. The house is quite the...More

Thank dconnau
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did a long weekend--Frank Lloyd Wright Pilgrimage starting with the Martin House. It was under construction because they are restoring the gardens, so we didn't get any photos of the outside. You aren't allowed to take photos inside for some reason and that was...More

1  Thank Kurt_in_CLE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and a good history tour. Enjoyed hearing about and viewing the property while it is undergoing refurbishment.

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coleboakville_ON
6 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
21 August 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
16 October 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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