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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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Incredible restoration of one of Wrights most impressive estates. Nearly complete, as it was in... read more

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669mike
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Gettysburg
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Well-organized, nice visitor center and gift shop, very informative guides, I would recommend the... 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 today

Incredible restoration of one of Wrights most impressive estates. Nearly complete, as it was in 1907, this massive estate is not to be missed. Whether an out of town visitor or local resident, this home needs to be seen. Do yourself a favor and buy...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well-organized, nice visitor center and gift shop, very informative guides, I would recommend the 2-hour tour which takes you to more of the house, but of FLW aficionados, this is not to be missed. A sad story about what was lost and how over the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss this GEM right here in Buffalo! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and genuinely invested in the subject matter. The house and grounds are extraordinary ! Frank Lloyd Wright’s sense of order, beauty & design is a phenomenon to behold ! It’ll...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a building that exemplifies the early genius of Frank Lloyd Wright - arguably America's greatest architect. It's recent extensive restoration and building of new visitor's center makes it the premier site to visit - outside of Fallingwater and Oak park IL - to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are into architecture, there's no doubt you'll want to visit Darwin Martin House. It's in a beautiful area of the city, and has great tours.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful study in modern architecture. It’s too bad the admission fee is rather steep. The docents are quite protective almost to the point of irksome.

Thank BR R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Finally went to see this magnificent house yesterday. Don’t be fooled by the rather plain exterior. The house is beautiful. Our exceptional docent Steven made the tour memorable. We plan to revisit after the gardens have been renovated in the next couple of years.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend an afternoon hour or so. If you know who Frank Lloyd Wright was you will love this restored home. If not then google and watch a video beforehand.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steve did a fantastic job as our docent! He spoke slowly and clearly. And was so knowledgeable! We really enjoyed this tour. And a nice bonus was a small portable folding chair we were able to carry along that was needed for a person in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the two hour tour if you can. This is an amazing site, and compares to the best FLW homes around the country.

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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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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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