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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
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+1 716-856-3858
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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 native Buffalonian this was my first adult visit to the Darwin Martin House complex and it was well worth the price of admission We had a great curator who knew her stuff and... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A native Buffalonian this was my first adult visit to the Darwin Martin House complex and it was well worth the price of admission We had a great curator who knew her stuff and answered everyones questions with thorough answers. The inside and outside of the house were as beautiful as I had imagined. Paying the extra amount to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hey wassup this morning instead of walking distance from the airport is came up to this big nicely balanced building and is was just minutes from the park and zoo

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and faithfully preserved example of Frank Lloyd Wright's genius. A must see for visitors to the area.

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

I have visited FLW buildings and houses all over the country and this one many times over the years. To see how they have restored it and the other buildings here is amazing. It is certainly one of his best examples and the design still feels 'new' today. The tours are well organized and the house/grounds big enough to make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for an event earlier this year and, while I did not have the opportunity to take a tour of the main house, I was treated to a lovely dinner in the Martin House's glass events building. The staff was extremely attentive, the food was excellent (hosts worked with the Martin House's preferred caterer), and the room itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was astounded by the amount of effort the Martin House Restoration Corporation has put into restoring damaged parts of the Martin complex. They obviously took a lot of time and effort to do things right! I took the 2 hour tour. I have never been on a tour and heard so many exclamations of "wow!" I am a Buffalo... 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! We are always so delighted when Buffalo residents discover the Martin House. It really is a wonderful example of Buffalo's spectacular architectural heritage and Wright's Prairie style. There are many programs, lectures and a variety of tours to take advantage of at the Martin House. We look forward to your return visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well-restored FLW house in a suburban neighbourhood. The staff / volunteers are organized & efficient. Book ahead by web or phone. The house itself is amazing and team make it a great outing. I recommend longer tour as there is lots to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I found out that there was a different kind of architect in the 1900s, I was intrigued and wanted to see his master home. We first had a small movie in the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavillion Our guide was fabulous. He knew his stuff and presented it to us quite well! No one could know where the entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and had a great tour guide. Beautiful home and well worth the visit. Learned a lot about architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must-see tour when in Buffalo, along with Graycliff out on the Lake. This is Wright on a grand scale, a la Wingspread and the Dana House. You'll see the main house as well as an adjacent carriage house. Be ready to walk and stand for 1+ hours, but worth it.

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