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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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I lived in this area all my life and had no idea this was here. Wonderful example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. They have done a fabulous job of renovation. Well worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I lived in this area all my life and had no idea this was here. Wonderful example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. They have done a fabulous job of renovation. Well worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful house, a great example of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. The site is beautiful. The tour was very interesting.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent and informed docent toured us through the in town property of Donald Martin. For those familiar with Lloyd Wright houses there will be few surprises, but still a wonderful property and example.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We've been planning to visit the Martin House Complex for a number of years but wanted to wait until the restoration was at a point that you could really see what it had been like. The external restoration is done. The internal is substantially done with the main house bedrooms, a number of windows to be changed from blank to... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Who knew – a national treasure right in Buffalo. The Darwin Martin House is a place to marvel and behold. Such vision, such creative genius, such practicality is this Frank Lloyd Wright “Prairie” House in Buffalo. Located on what would otherwise be an ordinary street, this house and complex are being perfectly rebuilt, restored and put back to its original... More 

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Springville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We are so lucky to have such examples of past and present Engineering geniuses that have landed in our area and the stewards/volunteers that have taken great pride/many hours in preserving/restoring the jewels we have in our backyards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Discovered the Darwin Martin house on a visit through the Niagara/Buffalo area and have to say I was more impressed by this masterpiece than I was by Fallingwater. While the restoration is far from complete, it's a beautiful example of the brilliance of Lloyd Wright. Nestled in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Buffalo, the home settles into its natural... More 

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

Your review is appreciated. Wright's Prairie Period is early in his career ending about 1910. The Darwin D. Martin House (1904-05) is a premier example of that period with it low, long, lean profile, cantilevered roof corners, and golden Roman brick construction. Wright designed all of the elements of the interior and exterior spaces the Martins including furniture, light fixtures,... More 

Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Recently accompanied a bus load of school children to tour this good example of 1920's home built by the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright. Adjacent to the home is a learning center with guided tours to enhance your visit. ( This structure is within short walk from the Buffalo Zoo, so maybe take in both on same day?). Builders feature in... More 

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

We appreciate your review! It is so true that in 1903-05 when the Martin House complex was built Buffalo was a boom town. The Martin House reflects Wright's wealthy client Darwin D. Martin in its design, many details, quality finishes, custom-made furniture and almost 400 art glass windows. The restoration continues and we welcome your return visit to see the... More 

Buffalo, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We in Buffalo, NY are privileged and honored to have many of Frank Lloyd Wright homes and buildings in our geographic area. The Darwin D. Martin house is in the heart of our Delaware Park / Parkside neighborhood about 1 mile from the Buffalo Zoo. If you are fascinated with architecture and the incorporation of nature and the encompassing environment,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You couldn't take any photos inside, but the blue sky and very well manicured lawn was a photographers delight. How many angles of pictures could one person take? It is endless. Painstaking restoration of this building is complete enough for a grand indoor tour. I enjoyed it very much. It is a shame there has to be some fencing, but... More 

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Address: Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: 716 856 3858
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo

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