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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

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You will not be disappointed

I went on the one hour tour as an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright. It was amazing to see many big... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
suebS244JT
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Buffalo, New York
Amazing home

A must for FLW fans that are in the area. What an amazing house. We really enjoyed the tour and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
stever167
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Rockledge, Florida
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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...more
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125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 July 2015

When one approaches the Darwin D. Martin House Complex, one is struck with how dramatically it stands out from the other houses in the neighborhood which was developed mostly in the late Victorian era. It was built between 1903 and 1905. First is the contrast...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Sorry not worth the 15$. Most of the building was underconstruction so basically your paying for a history lesson. 1)They should have reduced the price. 2)The tour guide was sacastic in a rude way. 3)We had to stand outside in the cold when she could...More

7  Thank Prax-Tammy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on the one hour tour as an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright. It was amazing to see many big and small details of the architecture in the home restored back to new and original. If you are visiting the Buffalo area and are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must for FLW fans that are in the area. What an amazing house. We really enjoyed the tour and everyone was very friendly and helpful. They were redoing the landscaping. I would really like to see it once that is finished.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was very knowledgable. They have done an excellent job in refurbishing this landmark building.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tours offered on the hour, either a one-hour tour of the main house or a two-hour tour that includes the Gardener's cottage, a house built for Darwin Martin's sister and the upstairs of the main house. If you have time I'd definitely recommend the two-hour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour. Well worth the $35 for two hours. Barry, our guide, was great! Easy to get to by Uber and was one of Frank Lloyd a Wright’s most interesting homes (I’ve been to two others)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always been a fan of Frank Lloyd's and the Martin house was on my to-visit list from the moment I decided to visit Buffalo. I took the 1 hour tour and left wanting to come back and do a longer tour immediately! I was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really unique experience for anyone who enjoys modern art and housing design. The artist's use of cut glass that changes colors based on the season and angle of the sun is not only brilliant but truly imaginative. The House is just full...More

Thank RandalAlexander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this prairie home constructed under Frank Lloyd Wright's care for Darwin Martin during the peak of Buffalo's "City of Light" period. Recently restored, the home and its surroundings include the groundskeepers cottage, the Barton house, the greenhouse, and the grounds. The two-hour tour is...More

1  Thank judy b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early for the 1-hour tour at 2 and were allowed in the tour at 1. Tours begin in an adjacent, modern visitor center which shows a nicely done introductory film. Our guide was knowledgeable and articulate and managed our group well. She discussed...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did the hour long tour and it was perfect. The guide did a nice job of telling about Wright and Martin as well as the history/construction of the home. We were glad at the end that this special home has been...More

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coleboakville_ON
5 September 2017|
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Response from juliewynter | Reviewed this property |
we stayed at the Parkside House b and b - really close by and within walking distance from FLW house - historic area really leafy quiet streets yet close to restaurants and lovely local pub where we ate Sorry didn't reply... More
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lmw9767
20 August 2017|
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Response from FLWMARTINHOUSE | Property representative |
The walk from the metro stop is easy and in a safe area.
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BigEdZPittsburgh
15 October 2016|
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Response from FLWMARTINHOUSE | Property representative |
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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