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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

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Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd...

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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"A Must - for every Frank Lloyd Wright fan.

Heading to Western New York...must visit the Darwin Martin House - one of Frank Lloyd Wright's gems. The restoration of the main house and the grounds is fabulous. The Visitors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Heading to Western New York...must visit the Darwin Martin House - one of Frank Lloyd Wright's gems. The restoration of the main house and the grounds is fabulous. The Visitors Center is a terrific addition. Took a Yoga Class at night in the Glass Visitor's Center - by candle light! Spend an hour or two... or a half-day. Then off... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house has so many Frank Lioyd Wright touches, from furniture to built in's. I think that it is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a tough one. Every corner you turn on this property you need to pick your chin up off the floor. It's a magical place to walk through. If you know own any of Wrights history you know Martin looms large. Of the 4 or 5 most important clients in wright's career, Martin was the first, and possibly the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Someone had the great vision to keep this complex alive when the idea was to turn it down !... -Historic values are part of the Culture. From Buffalo you can step in the Early 18th building (maison à Machicolis @ Fort Niagara, then the F Lloyd housing complex, the Richardson Building...ext.) -The scale of the Tour is human and associated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to see the architecture and the brilliance of the execution of the design. A gem tucked away in the city.

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a family get away we landed in Buffalo with no real plans. My husband is an antique dealer and this seemed like a great idea. We have 3 school aged kids so we decided on the 1 hour tour. Our 7 year old was free! Our docent Michael was knowledgeable and kept our excitement and interest for the tour.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing piece of history. Beautifully restored property - restoration still in progress. We took the two hour tour. Our docent was knowledgeable but a bit boring. He could have done a better job of engaging the audience. Still worth it because these Wright properties are so unique.

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was recommended by a friend and it was well worth it. My husband and I found it very interesting and totally enjoyed it. I just wish now we took the longer tour. We did the one hour tour. Splurge and do the 2 hour because you get to see far more of the home and grounds. Considering we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buffalo is a city of many architectural achievements, and the city matches Chicago as a must-visit destination for outstanding buildings of great beauty and influence worldwide. The Darwin D. Martin House Complex ranks very high in this roster and is one of Wright's masterpieces. Extraordinary balance and grace in the layout and design of this house, and the decorative detail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour, excellent docent. Be sure to experience the other Frank Lloyd Wright locations in The Buffalo area.

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