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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
716 856 3858
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Ranked #1 of 100 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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.... more » 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. « less
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Bergen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were there a little later in the afternoon (1/2 hr b4 closing @4:30) .....but we did walk the grounds and peaked in the windows. Beautiful. We'll go again during the tour times.

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

See it from the road at least. You can drive by and take in the architecture while you read from a tourist brochure.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We made a return trip to the wonderful Darwin Martin house in Buffalo. Again we were "blown away" by Wright's sense of design and the restoration's attention to detail. It is a magnificent structure (really multiple structures). Even the gift shop is beyond belief. Don't miss this one and keep coming back. Grounds improve with eac visit. It is only... More

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Jackson Heights, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the Martin house and hope to go back again this year at Christmas time. They're doing a beautiful job restoring the house, and I'm excited to see what else might be new since the last time I went!

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Lakewood, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

This is, outside of Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and maybe Falling Water, the most fantastic FLW site I've visited. We went on the "Restoration" tour and I am hungry for more! The reconstructed portions are fabulous and I will definitely return to see the continuing restoration inside the home itself.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

great opportunity to learn about about the Martin family as well as Wright. The refurbishing is a work in progress and I look forward to going back in a couple of years to see it again.

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Intervale, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Darwin Martin House is of course on any Wright fanatic's bucket list and it did not disappoint. Having visited Fallingwater last year, we assumed that this house could not approach the awe inspiring beauty of that, but we were wrong. Though so much of the house is still under repair, the reconstructed parts are simply stunning, including the leadup... More

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Oneonta,New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

In continuing restoration. Have visited twice and each time see and learn more about Wright and about the house.

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Buffalo, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

50 years of driving by. From when it was a derelict wreck until the recent ongoing restoration. Family in from Santa Barbara finally got us to take the tour We chose the shorter 1 hour (that lasted close to 1.5 hr) and costs about $15-17. Includes a short video and only the first floor. Docents are extremely well informed. There... More

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Williamsville, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Parking for the visit is on the street as there is no parking lot available. If it would be heavy traffic to visit, you may have to walk some distance. Restrooms are available at the ticket admission building adjacent to the house. First of all, the price for seniors for the 1 hour tour is $15 per plus $1 "handling"... More

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