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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

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Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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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All glazed with standing room only ...

... with no furniture as the mortar glazing is almost complete. making it a worthwhile time to return for that empty perspective. I have seen it with the furniture now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

... with no furniture as the mortar glazing is almost complete. making it a worthwhile time to return for that empty perspective. I have seen it with the furniture now without. Both experiences different but worthwhile. A place of genius which has to viewed over and over to understand the level of Wright's design initiative. Our guide Brian Smith was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our docent was very informative and kept things moving, though there was adequate time for questions. The visitors center where the tour starts is very impressive. They are in the midst of renovating parts of the home, but it didn't detract from the tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was very interesting and informative. I am not a big Frank Lloyd Wright architecture buff, but the docent was very knowledgeable and the history was very interesting. It would have been nice to see more of the house, but it is currently in renovation.

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved coming here for the first time. This man was advanced beyond his years with some amazing thought and ideas. Glad I was able to bring my family here. Can't touch anything, Not even the walls.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Touring the house and grounds was like walking through Frank Lloyd Wright's imagination. You could see the tremendous amount of logic he applied to every little detail. He really was a master at creating spaces that manipulate occupants ( in a very good way). The tour guide was so knowledgeable - we learned so much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was an amazing site to visit. I've seen several Frank Lloyd Wright properties and this was one of the most impressive. It's amazing to see early electricity incorporated into his work here. The parrallels that this house had to the city of Buffalo is amazing, so glad the city has saved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a true gem for all fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, history, and those who love to learn. The docent led tour was most informative. We made reservations the day before for a weekday tour. It seemed silly at the time, but when we showed up the next day, the time had sold out and people without reservations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Headed to Buffalo for a concert in the Niagara Center (and wings at Anchor Bar) we googled "Buffalo" and discovered that Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex offered tours of the property. The visitor's center offered an interesting display of information about Buffalo self-made millionaire Darwin D. Martin and his association with American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's great that this house was rescued from ruin. It was be nice if the tour hours were a little more accommodating. The house itself is amazing. A must see if you are into that kind of thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend time in Buffalo to enjoy so many great places to go with great value. Most times the day goes by so fast that we wish to stay longer. Please read up on FLW before you go and you will enjoy so much more. One of the best American designers ever.

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