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The Martin House Art Glass Collection

Frank Lloyd Wright was arguably one of America’s premier designers of art glass. At the Darwin D. Martin House Complex alone, Wright executed nearly 400 examples of decorative glass—windows, doors, skylights, laylights, sidelights, and light fixtures—in sixteen primary patterns, all of which were fabricated by the Linden Glass Company of…
Martin House
January 26, 2015
Landscape

Copper Beech Tree

This stately copper beech tree has graced the front lawn of the Martin House for more than 100 years. It has withstood ice storms, winter winds, and the heat of summer. The copper beech is an ornamental cultivar of European beech, native to most of Europe and related to the…
Martin House
September 14, 2014
Restoration

The Martin House and Our Sustainability

Today’s worldwide interest in sustainable energy and architectural principles was foreshadowed by Wright’s life-long appreciation for nature. Wright frequently arrived at sustainable solutions that seem remarkably prescient today. Such innovations as nature-based site planning, interior day lighting, radiant and passive solar heating, the use of indigenous materials, natural evaporative air…
Martin House
March 15, 2013
Press

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
Restoration

Martin House is Given Rare Carriage House Window

The Martin House Restoration Corporation (MHRC) announces that it has been given a rare art glass window, originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Carriage House of the Darwin D. Martin House Complex. The Carriage House, once encompassing the garage/stable, chauffeur’s apartment and hayloft, was demolished in 1962, along…
Martin House
July 8, 2011
Restoration

Hunting for Windows in a House by Frank Lloyd Wright

This article originally appeared in The New York Times on July 7, 2011. Darwin D. Martin, a soap-factory executive in Buffalo, was a serial client of Frank Lloyd Wright. Between 1903 and 1928, the charismatic architect designed a half-dozen buildings for Martin’s family, including a carriage house and a mausoleum. Wright…
Martin House
July 7, 2011
Restoration

Martin House Acquires Rare Art Glass Skylight Panel

The Martin House Restoration Corporation (MHRC) announces that it has acquired a section of an art glass skylight, originally from the Bursar’s office of the Darwin D. Martin House. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this panel—one of three that comprise the Bursar’s office skylight array—represents the first example of art…
Martin House
November 24, 2010