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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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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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A joy to see another Frank Lloyd Wright house

Take the time to see this house. It is undergoing restoration, but the tour is still well worth your time. The docent for my tour was very knowledgeable and open to questions.

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Castleton, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take the time to see this house. It is undergoing restoration, but the tour is still well worth your time. The docent for my tour was very knowledgeable and open to questions.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In heart of historic neighborhood Frank Lloyd Wright designed comples for Darwin Martin, turn of the century exec for Larkin soap and millionare. This is high example of Wright's vision and creativity, interesting brief inteo film, friendly knowledgeable docents, glass visitor center , gardeners cottage, Martins ister's house, carriage house, arbouretum and main house. We took 90 minute tour, worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always a treat just to drive by and see this beautiful complex. A very large example of his work for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its incredible how much history is in your own back yard. My son moved to Buffalo about two years ago but we have only just been able to visit. What an adventure he had in store for his Dad and me. This was one of the best. This was the first of the open home concepts in the early 1900... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are delighted you were able to see the house while you were visiting Buffalo. The Darwin Martin House, although built in 1904 does indeed look incredibly modern both inside and out. Frank Lloyd Wright set the standard for opening up interior spaces, removing walls and providing the family with multiple views of nature. We... More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the tour - there is a nice reception center, the complex is beautiful, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely a must see in Buffalo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Looking for something to do in my late Grandmother's hometown, we turned to TA. The Martin home is number one for a reason. What a fantastic space by an architect who was decades ahead of his time. Brady was our excellent tour guide, who shared insights throughout our two home tour. Although the furnishings are sparse, the interior renovations are... More 

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

The restoration of the first floor of the Darwin D. Martin House will be complete in October of this year. Wright designed the furniture for this home and it will be returned at that time. We look forward to your return visit and hope you enjoy what Wright called his "tout ensemble". More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend. I quite enjoyed my tour. Be sure to make a reservation for the tour. Renovations are currently going on. $19 for adults. Tour lasts about 90-minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a FLW fan, don't miss the Martin House. The guided tour by volunteers was exceptional. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging, and the house is incredible. The tour is about an hour and a half and they run continuously during the day. There is on street parking. We wish we had time to go out to Graycliff.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent site to visit and the volunteers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Although the second floor isn't quite finished it's still work the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buffalo community should be proud of resurrecting this gem. It's a shame it took so long. I would highly recommend a visit if you have any interest in American history or architecture because you get a taste of both here. I look forward to returning to see how the complete restoration looks. Our docent, Brian Smith, was excellent.

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