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Guided Tours Resume with Second Floor Included

This article, written by Mark Sommer, originally appeared in The Buffalo News on July 6, 2021. Frank Lloyd Wright, considered one of this country's greatest architects, was known for sometimes overlooking basic comforts in pursuing his artistic vision. A bed built too short. A bathroom sink mere inches from a…
Martin House
July 7, 2021
Press

Wright Spirit Awards: Martin House in the Spotlight

Introduced in 1991, the Wright Spirit Award recognizes efforts of extraordinary individuals and organizations that have preserved the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright through tireless dedication and persistent efforts. The awards are presented annually at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference. Eleven Spirit Awards were presented this year, and…
Martin House
November 18, 2020
Press

Could Wright Design the Ideal Home Office?

This article originally appeared in Quartz on October 25, 2020. How would America’s greatest architect design a home office? Could Frank Lloyd Wright, who had visionary solutions for contemporary living—from sustainable design, air conditioning, even open-plan offices—have an answer to the search for ideal Covid-era remote working configurations? A clue…
Martin House
October 25, 2020
NewsPress

Martin House Back in Bloom

This article originally appeared in The Washington Post on May 12, 2020. Last July, after almost 20 years of restoration and reconstruction, the stewards of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House celebrated a milestone. Landscaping on the 1.5-acre estate in a suburban neighborhood of Buffalo was complete. It still looked raw…
Martin House
May 12, 2020
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American Institute of Architects New York State Honors HHL Architects

The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) has awarded HHL Architects a 2019 Design Award for its 25-year, multiple phased restoration effort at the Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House estate. AIA New York State’s Annual Design Awards celebrate local, national, and international projects that achieve architectural excellence designed…
Martin House
December 17, 2019
Press

Atlas Obscura Profiles the Martin House

Here's what Atlas Obscura had to say about the Martin House and its restoration: "This architectural pilgrimage site was once nearly lost to disrepair, but lives on today. Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature Prairie School stylings characterize the Martin House Complex, located in Buffalo, New York. In 1905, wealthy businessman Darwin…
Martin House
July 29, 2019
Press

UNESCO Adds Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture to World Heritage List

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (Buffalo, New York) is excited to help spread the news that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted to include The Twentieth Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright on the World Heritage list. UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of…
Martin House
July 10, 2019
Press

Cuomo Wants Martin House, Graycliff Projects Completed

This article originally appeared in The Buffalo News on January 10, 2017. Completion of the Darwin Martin House has been tantalizingly close for years. Now, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wants to push both Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex in Buffalo's Parkside neighborhood and Graycliff, the summer estate built for…
Martin House
March 17, 2017
Press

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House Complex

This article originally appeared in Architectural Record on February 1, 2017. Frank Lloyd Wright called the grand complex he designed for Darwin D. Martin in Buffalo (1903–05) his “opus,” as he wrote in 1954 to a prospective buyer of the property. And it was a major opus—even if just one…
Martin House
March 17, 2017
Press

Buffalo in the 1900s: Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Freak Mansion’

This article originally appeared in The Buffalo News on February 17, 2017. Tens of millions of dollars into a decade-long renovation, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House is among the crown jewels in Buffalo’s resurgence in architectural tourism. Wright called the home his “opus” and considered it one of his…
Martin House
March 17, 2017
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Rescued Wright House for Soap King Crowns Buffalo Rebirth

This article originally appeared in Bloomberg on October 2, 2012. When Larkin Soap magnate Darwin D. Martin was ready to build his dream house in Buffalo, New York, he called on the country’s hottest young architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Finished in 1905, the 15,000-square-foot residence in the tony Parkside section…
Martin House
October 2, 2012
Press

A wounded Frank Lloyd Wright home in Buffalo, N.Y. gets put right

This article originally appeared in The Globe and Mail on August 23, 2012. How do you right an architectural wrong … twice? In 1954, architect Sebastian Tauriello purchased Frank Lloyd Wright's self-described "opus," the five-building Darwin D. Martin house complex in Buffalo, N.Y., after the family abandoned it in 1937,…
Martin House
August 23, 2012