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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This house is so amazingly cool. The man was a genius, and upon learning more about how he designed, he was a true perfectionist and way ahead of his time. The attention to every detail make this one of the most unique pieces of architecture of our time. We really enjoyed our afternoon there.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Visited with our family, admission is a little pricey.
Great history of the house and architecture , all of the details explained very well in the basic tour. Restoration work is incredible, would have been nice to see upper level and other rooms also.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

The guide was quite knowledgeable and really shared his passion for the history of the building and the restoration.
The gift shop had many and varied items, something for everyone.
I took the basic tour with a couple of friends and their 2 daughter (aged 2 and 7). The small ones would probably not have endured longer tours. The basic tour anyway gave us a good glimpse into Frank Lloyd Wright's vision when creating the house, and the history of the complex. I will probably return and take an in-depth tour, though without kids.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Wonderful tour. Amazing to learn so much history and see that Buffalo has it! The people who have spent years on this resto are clearly dedicated. Outside of Oak Park and Falling Waters, this is a winner if you're into architecture, FLW, or just beautiful history in general.

Thank EllieD323
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a treasure of Frank Llloyd Wright design that we are very fortunate to be able to visit. After years of neglect and some bad decision making this complex is now in good hands again. It is being lovingly restored to original condition and in several years it should look like it was meant to when it was built. It was very interesting to see the restoration in progress in the big house and found that this was great marketing as I can not wait to return for a visit to see the completed project. If you are a big FLW Fan take the extended tour. This tour gives you an interior tour of the Gardner's Cottage, Barton House, Martin House and the conservatory ending in the car barn which is now a gift shop. The two docents that guided the tour were extremely knowledgeable on both FLW and the Martin Family. If you have time walk around the neighborhood and check out all of the interesting architecture in this area.

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