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I liked this better than the Martin house

The docents here and at the Martin hours disparage this place because "it suffered from too much... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kurt_in_CLE
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Cleveland, Ohio
Under restoration but worth the tour.

I love the work of FLW and have been to many of his homes. While in Buffalo I found that there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dang22391
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Blaine, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The docents here and at the Martin hours disparage this place because "it suffered from too much influence by Isabelle" (Martin), but I liked the light and the openness of the house. I think that a building should be functional and fit the needs and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the work of FLW and have been to many of his homes. While in Buffalo I found that there were a couple and had to go and visit. Some of the rooms were not available for the tour because of the restoration work...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished the 3 hour tour. The house is in-process of a complete reconstruction/renovation/restoration. It was very interesting to see the process and hear of the problems and issues about doing it “Wright”. Our tour guide was the chief architect of the renovation and...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

I do so enjoy looking at Frank Lloyd Wright homes this one is under renovation although they still charge full price to wAlk through or pay dollars to walk Round the outside. I thought this was very odd. So we did was l k the...More

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Attended a Friday night market event on the grounds. It was a gorgeous July evening and it was easy to see why Isabel Martin favored this site. The gift shop was open with a lot of interesting merchandise and nice restrooms. Docents were present to...More

Thank Mar Y
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I was so lucky to get the tour of this house which is indeed still under renovation by the architect who is actually responsible for it. Great explanations and I enjoyed all the details about how, why, the history of the house and also when...More

Thank JazzyYazzy
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Visited the house last week (end May) and although tours are offered (at full price) the inside of the property is under complete renovation (bare brickwork, floors and windows covered). I understand the renos should be complete by end August, so I would recommend postponing...More

Thank David P
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Went to see it waited a long time for the tour and then when it started the tour guide was so knowledgeable that it was TMI! meaning he spent too much time talking about every fact he knew. We just wanted to see the house...More

3  Thank Ed B
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Visited this place as I am a huge fan of FLW's work. This place is no exception. Fantastic and knowledgeable guides. You can see many of Frank Lloyd Wright's typical features in a great spot on Lake Erie. On a clear day, you get a...More

Thank David T
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Really enjoyed this tour of the estate - the restoration is in progress but there is plenty to see and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very interesting with great views of the Lake and the City of Buffalo.

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June 16, 2016|
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Response from RumJOro | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are full day tours of Frank Lloyd Wright attractions in the area Check out the Graycliff Website-Tours-All Wright All Day!
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Robin M L
June 16, 2016|
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Response from LondonKaytee | Reviewed this property |
If you look on the Darwin Martin House website you will see that there are several such tours this year: "The 2016 All Wright All Day Tour is offered October 7, October 22, November 4 and 19 and runs all day from 8:30 AM... More
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