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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

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Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: 716 856 3858
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Description: 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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Interesting Home, Nice Tour

We took a chance and did not reserve tickets ahead of time because we did not know if we would have time to visit the house. We arrived about 25 minutes before the last tour and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We took a chance and did not reserve tickets ahead of time because we did not know if we would have time to visit the house. We arrived about 25 minutes before the last tour and we were able to join the tour. You are only able to take pictures outside of the home and not inside. I found the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent tour guide. Very nice modern museum next to the house. Easy to find suburban area in Buffalo proper.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this site. It is so beautiful, and so well-restored. While I'm not a total fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture in general, he was so incredibly important, and this site is a lovely example of him at his best. The docents are very nice and well-informed, and they help make the experience exceptional, and relaxed. The pergola is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I took a yoga class held in the Greatbatch Pavilion. Absolutely beautiful evening with a charming docent who made our tour truly delightful . Highly recommend taking the time to see this stunning treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Really interesting outline of the architect, how he started this work in Buffalo, and integration of house and living, the conservatory (rebuilt) his furniture, lights, and approach to personal spaces. Lovely lights, Japanese prints, hidden bookcases, and long passage outside. And the new entry Greatbatch Pavilion worth seeing also, with clear lines and glass. Visiting in March with ice and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband has always been a fan of this architect so when we went on a shopping babymoon I booked us in. It was an interesting tour with lots of history. The pieces I didn't really know was that part of the tour takes you outside, covered, but still outside. And there is no where to sit anywhere along the... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Martin House Complex is a must-see! It's a little pricey, so I wouldn't bring the whole family- but it was a perfect afternoon date on our way to Niagara Falls. We went in February 2015, and part of the house is still under renovation. I can't wait to come back next year and be able to see more of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are a FLW fan, you will know that this is not to be missed. An amazing restoration of buildings and gardens, excellently trained docents. The house is located in a lovely urban residential neighborhood only a few blocks from one of Buffalo's Olmsted parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I've always enjoyed just looking at Frank Lloyd Wright's work. The houses as well as the business buildings are just so simple but complex at the same time, if that makes sense. It appears that he definitely knows how to make good use of the space he has and still make it interesting to look at. In other words it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An amazing work of architecture. I went with a group of friends, and really didn't know what to expect. I didn't realize that he was so meticulous about his design, including the placement of the furniture. It's definitely worth a visit, and our tour guide was full of information. It's been wonderful to see this work of art be restored... More 

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