Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex
The unique Darwin D. Martin House residential complex was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright during his Prairie school era. It is considered by many to be a masterpiece of 20th century architecture and one of Wright’s finest works.
It is particularly known for its design Integration with the surrounding nature. With a low, slightly pitched roof, it stands in contrast to the traditional Victorian houses that were popular at the time. The idea behind the design for Wright was the unity of light, air and space, and this is certainly noticeable when you are at home today.
Built in 1904, the building was built for Darwin D. Martin (after whom the house is named) and his family. The many buildings of the complex are connected by long, shady pergolas and include buildings such as a carriage house, a winter garden and a gardener’s cottage. It also features art glass designed by Wright, including its famous “Tree of Life” window. These can be visited alongside unique furniture and decorative arts and artifacts that are now kept on the property.
Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
Area: 29,080 ft²
Architectural style: Prairie School
Phone: (716) 856-3858
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright