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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 90 attractions in Buffalo
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing jewels in Buffalo and a must see for FLW fans. The renovation is near perfect. I have been to this house and grounds many times over the years of renovation and it is always with a sense of history and drama. There is nothing I do not like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I never thought I would enjoy doing this tour but I found myself falling in love with Frank Lloyd Wright ' s style. He was so ahead of his time. It was amazing!

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

FLW fans love this design. The WNY area put alot of funds into restoration and they did an excellent job. Another unique design you will not want to miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of FLW's masterpieces being brought back to life. The outside of the house and the other buildings on the campus have been restored and progress has been made on the interior of the Martin home. The indepth tour (Martin House+) is the best way to see everything. Combine with a tour of Graycliff or splurge on an all-day Wright... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you are a FLW fan~even more so if you don't know much about him~you must take this tour! The painstaking and detailed restoration is being done so brilliantly. I can't wait to return to Buffalo and take the longer, more in-depth tour. No wonder it's so highly rated!

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your one-hour tour of the Martin House and look forward to your return visit. There are several other tours offered and you may be interested in the Restoration Tour which gives details of the process of putting the site back together. This tour also visits the ballroom and Martin House verandah. We look forward... More

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We took the two hour tour (which lasted longer) and were not disappointed. The docent was extremely knowledgeable and the time just flew by. As a FLW fan my husband chose this tour as a birthday treat. It was super.

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

Thanks for visiting and taking the Martin House + Tour. It visits all the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings on our site. This tour season we have a variety of tours including several Twilight Tours on Thursday evenings. We look forward to your return visit. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Mansion on Delaware, the restaurants (Rue Franklin and Bistro Europa), the shops on Elmwood, Trader Joe's....and more

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This attraction is not to be missed if you're in the Buffalo, NY area. You don't have to appreciate architecture to love the tour. The whole Darwin Martin/Frank Lloyd story is riveting, and the recent renovations to the property are stunning. Get Docent Michael, if you possible can.

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Dunkirk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I have followed the restoration of this FLW home ever since we moved to the area over 30 years ago. We recall a time when one could just park your car in the driveway and wander unaccompanied around the property, peeking in windows and sneaking onto verandas, and it appeared that the home could tumble down just... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It was an interesting, thought provoking visit through the Martin House and property. We did the shorter of the two tour options, but are excited to go back for a longer tour on our next trip back to Buffalo. Great insight, wonderful renovations to the original property and we learned so much about FLW, the Martins and the architecture. A... More

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