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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: 716 856 3858
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Ranked #1 of 94 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is getting better and better. We have been visiting since they first started renovations through the years and love the way they have obtained many new items to decorate and restore this fascinating home. The kitchen had been updated to the early 60's with aqua and now is restored to its original. The living spaces have photos and furniture... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The oft-maligned city of Buffalo has a rich legacy of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright. Among them, the Darwin Martin House is not to be missed. One of his most famous homes, Wright's Martin Home was shamelessly neglected and almost destroyed over the years, but now after spending over $40 million dollars, the home is almost completely and wonderfully restored.... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright house... had just gone through a renovation prior to our visit. Beautiful neighborhood with other remarkable and imposing old homes. Great architecture here in Buffalo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Darwin Martin House is a jewel in the Buffalo crown of attractions. One of several Frank Lloyd Wright designs in the greaterBuffalo area, locals have worked hard to fund the restoration of this site. When I go again, I plan to spring for the behind the scenes your, because the story is fascinating. If you can only do three... More 

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Kenmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent tour and restoration is sensational! Even the gift shop is classy!!! Relax, don't rush and appreciate the historical gem!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I stumbled on this little gem while traveling in upstate New York and Canada. It was very educational in several respects - primarily, that FLW did so much work in the Buffalo area. The folks at the ticket desk can give you other ideas if you are in the mood to see more FLW related works. Although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Anyone interested in architecture or history will love this tour, so interesting! The docent was pretty knowledgeable and each and every feature of the house has a specific and defined purpose, I could have stayed there all day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We toured the house with friends and all fell in love with the clean lines and master touches of Wright. Don't miss this gem if visiting Buffalo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I'm typically hesitant about guided "tours", as they tend to be boring or hokey. This one surprised me. I suppose my native interest in the subject matter may have been a contributing factor, but I found my visit to be fascinating, inspiring. This incredible demonstration of art intertwined with nature- Wright's opus, evoked feelings: curiosity, excitement, solace, awe. If you... More 

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flw1, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your docent-led tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House. Wright enjoyed spirited dialogue with his client and patron Darwin Martin during the building of this unbudgeted six-structure complex of buildings in the Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo. There is so much to see and a variety of tours to experience at the property. Thank you... More 

North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lovely restoration. Everything was as it had been in it's heyday. Really worth a visit along with Greycliff if in Buffalo.

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