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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
+1 716-856-3858
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Amazing structure and complimentary buildings and grounds

Unfortunately, we were in Buffalo on a Tuesday, the only day of the week that this amazing house is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lorne29
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Claremont
A "must visit" in Buffalo

Buffalo is a city full of architectural gems. This is one you should not miss. Our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TFE
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Midlothian, Va.
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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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125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately, we were in Buffalo on a Tuesday, the only day of the week that this amazing house is closed. However, we were still able to walk around the grounds and peek in various windows of the complex buildings. Just seeing the house is worth...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Buffalo is a city full of architectural gems. This is one you should not miss. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate. We learned so much and the house is simply amazing.

1  Thank TFE
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely example of Wright's early work, and the lifestyle of a successful businessman in Buffalo. We were able to tour the main living area, the gardens are being restored. The carriage house is a reproduction since the original was torn down by a previous owner....More

1  Thank GardenGirl16
Reviewed 6 days ago

Settled in to the Olmstead Park neighborhood, FLW's Martin House Complex stands out as the statement house Darwin Martin pursued for his residence. Take the 2 hour tour and enjoy the architectural and engineering details of this sprawling finely restored masterpiece.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Time and time again I have visited this historic place from when it neared the wrecking ball in the 1970's to recently in all its elegance. Don't miss a guided tour of this architectural wonder!

Thank DrDWonch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the Martin home is almost as interesting as the home itself. Changing hands over the years, each new owner seemed less capable of caring for a national treasure and it became so desparate at one point many of the stained glass windows...More

Thank AndyNAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide Kathy was knowledgeable and proud to be a part of this program. We've been to Fallingwaters near Pittsburgh so it was interesting to see another example of Wright's work! Amazing restoration work!

Thank quinlans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love mid century modern architecture and Frank Loyd Wright, you will LOVE the tour. My 12 yr daughter and I went on the one hr tour tour and wished we had done the two hr tour. I highly recommend it! The docent is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a serious fan of Wright, the Darwin Martin House offers a bit of a quandary. On one hand, I respect immensely the amount raised to restore this house and the quality of the work. The last time I was here was 1990 and...More

3  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 2 hour tours sold out weeks in advance, so we took the one hour one. (Pre-booking is essential.) Lots to see and very well informed docent (and good questions from fellow visitors on our tour). No photos allowed inside. The Parkside Meadows is a...More

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lmw9767
20 August 2017|
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Response from museum-a-day | Reviewed this property |
Yes. VERY safe. It's in a very high income area. Large houses on big lots. Lots of people out and about, walking their dogs, etc.
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BigEdZPittsburgh
15 October 2016|
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The one-hour tour visits the first floor of the Martin House. There are seven stairs leading into the house and a lift for those unable to climb stairs. The restoration of the first floor is complete so there are no more... More
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tuliptimeOttawa
5 September 2016|
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There is ample on-street parking available near the Martin House. The Buffalo Zoo parking lot is 180 paces from the walkway to the Gratbatch Pavilion (visitor's center) where the tour begins. We look forward to your visit!
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