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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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A Must-See

The Darwin Martin house is a must-see on any stop in Buffalo. Built in the early 20th century, the house seems to have fallen into some disrepair but for the past decade or more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Darwin Martin house is a must-see on any stop in Buffalo. Built in the early 20th century, the house seems to have fallen into some disrepair but for the past decade or more it has been owned by a local historical society and they are putting a lot of effort into refurbishing the house and offering very popular tours.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you visited the Martin House. We have heard from so many visitors that they are fascinated with the process of restoration and enjoy seeing the work in process. We are almost at the finish line and look forward to your return visit so you can see the completed project. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

From the outside I still cannot believe this amazing home is over 100 years old. Once inside you are filled with thoughts of what it must have been like visiting the Martin family for the first time. It is an amazing complex/home. I did not know anything about FLW prior to visiting the Martin house. But left with nothing but... More 

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

We are so happy to hear that you found the tour both inspiring and educational. We hope you will come back and see us again! More 

Troy, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our family loves to tour historic homes and we are really interested in Frank Lloyd Wright homes. This was an exceptional site. We took the Martin house plus tour and were able to see the Martin home, a gardeners cottage, and the Barton house--all designed by FLW. The Martin house is amazing--very large in comparison to other Wright homes that... More 

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

Guests on the two-hour Martin House Plus Tour have the advantage of visiting all of the buildings on the property. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience. The restoration is 85% complete and there is always something new to see. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love architecture, and this tour did NOT disappoint. This complex is gorgeous, and much larger than it seems from the street. This is definitely worth the time.

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Upstate New York
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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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iaca
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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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