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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

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Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
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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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This tour was recommended by a friend and it was well worth it. My husband and I found it very interesting and totally enjoyed it. I just wish now we took the longer tour. We... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing piece of history. Beautifully restored property - restoration still in progress. We took the two hour tour. Our docent was knowledgeable but a bit boring. He could have done a better job of engaging the audience. Still worth it because these Wright properties are so unique.

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was recommended by a friend and it was well worth it. My husband and I found it very interesting and totally enjoyed it. I just wish now we took the longer tour. We did the one hour tour. Splurge and do the 2 hour because you get to see far more of the home and grounds. Considering we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buffalo is a city of many architectural achievements, and the city matches Chicago as a must-visit destination for outstanding buildings of great beauty and influence worldwide. The Darwin D. Martin House Complex ranks very high in this roster and is one of Wright's masterpieces. Extraordinary balance and grace in the layout and design of this house, and the decorative detail... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tour, excellent docent. Be sure to experience the other Frank Lloyd Wright locations in The Buffalo area.

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Cheektowaga, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with friends from out of town. Fascinating house. Only negetive part is parking which we had to find on the street.

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Williamsville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I toured the house on a sunny afternoon. The guide was interesting and informative in her dialogue. Yes, it was interactive !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to many of Frank Lloyd Wrights works around the country and this house ranks high on my list. They did a great job rebuilding parts of the complex that were torn down many years ago.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend taking the full tour and seeing all 3 properties. Whether you're from the Buffalo area or from out of town, seeing this complex and having the details explained to you is the way to go. This is one of the best attractions Buffalo has to offer. The architecture in the area is fantastic and this is the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. One of the most interesting new additions to the interior of the Martin House are the art glass doors on the dining room side board. Long-time staff, volunteers and first time visitors alike have been dazzled by the beauty of the intricate pattern and glistening colors. The shapes echo the brick and gilded mortar adjacent... More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restoration of the Martin House complex is almost done. Every time I go there more details are in place and more rooms are looking like they did when the Martins lived there. If you care about architecture at all, especially the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, this is as important a place as any of the others.

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Albany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another piece of the Buffalo story, decline and recovery, a magnificent rise. A house designed to a period of wealth and success in Buffalos history when it was near a global power in itself. Then if fell from favor, parts lost forever. A dedicated and talented group of folks raising money and talent and incredible stories of sourcing... More 

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

Your review is appreciated! Buffalo was a boom town when the Martin House was built and Frank Lloyd Wright had an almost unlimited budget for the Martin House. The details, design elements and materials are rich and beautiful. The best way to experience the house is from the interior spaces. More 

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