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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

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Address: 6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby, NY 14047
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"Wright on the Lake!"

Beautiful site on Lake Erie. House has been under restoration for many years but still worth the trip to see what is, in effect, a Wright home in progress. Buffalo is a hotbed of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2016
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Beautiful site on Lake Erie. House has been under restoration for many years but still worth the trip to see what is, in effect, a Wright home in progress. Buffalo is a hotbed of architecture with many Wright's and other buildings of note. Don't miss any of them.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

So very very interesting, will take much more money and time to get it to it's former grandeur, but so happy that they are attemting to do this. Learned very much about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture. Grounds are so beautiful that you don't want to leave, lovely gift shop. A must see on your visit to Western New... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. The docent was friendly and knowledgeable. They have done a lot of restoration and there is more to go. It is interesting to see the bones of a FLW house

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Pittsford, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Graycliff is a wonderful place to visit. The docents are very knowledgeable and the exterior of the building is almost completely renovated BUT unless you want to see the "before" of a renovation, I'd wait another year to visit. We did love it, but there's little to see inside at this point except bare rooms. They have grand plans and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We have visited many Frank Lloyd Wright houses and this is one of our favorites. It's very unique in its location and has great views. It is still a work in progress as they continue to renovate. Well worth a visit, we had Kathy as our tour guide and she did a great job!

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Alexander, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This my second Frank Lloyd Wright house. We had a great time and would highly recommend coming here. The views were breath taking. And as I expected the architecture was brilliant and worth the visit. Do the longer tour, you see a lot more of the house.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I am a Frank Lloyd Wright afficianado, having visited six of the amazing architecntural masterpieces he created. This is truly a "must see." As is always the case with his creations, the design takes full advantage of the surroundings and settings. Perched high on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie, Graycliff almost seems like has been there for centuries, an integral... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

My husband and I took an extended tour of Graycliff, the summer home of Isabelle and Darwin Martin, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This tour lasted two hours, and included entry into the main rooms of the home. In addition to the first floor living area, all of the upstairs bedrooms, bathrooms, servant’s quarters, and the chauffeur’s quarters over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The folks who are committed to this restoration are really as special as what they have accomplished in restoring this property. This summer house and the sense of light and nature infused into every space, inside and out is truly inspiring. The docents knowledge is indicative of her love and enthusiasm for the project and is contagious, as you walk... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

If you like Frank Lloyd Wright architecture then the Graycliff Estate is another great example. It is currently being renovated after years of neglect, however the guide in the 2-hour in-depth tour provides you a peek into the original concept of design and how the restoration remains true to the ideas that FLW had for this property. The home is... More 

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