Our restoration process began its final stage when we unveiled the Wisteria Mosaic Fireplace.
The beautifully hand-crafted, four-sided, historically-accurate replica of the Martin’s original fireplace acts as our house’s centerpiece, representing more than craftsmanship alone. It’s a symbol of the Martin’s themselves: strong-willed yet graceful, elegant yet modest.
The fireplace, which includes pieces of the original found on the basement floor, also showcases the expansive design literacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, highlighted by a design as breathtaking as his art glass windows.
We’d like to thank our dear friends at Botti Studio of Architectural Arts, who hand-cut, hand-fired, and hand-painted the glass pieces, and at HHL Architects of Buffalo, who consulted the artisans. Without these two teams, this moment may not be our reality.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Wisteria Mosaic Fireplace. You may even see some familiar faces:
- Darwin Martin House Stands in it’s Original Glory, Multi Million Dollar Restoration Now Complete – WKBW
- Martin House Restored Fireplace Unveiled – WGRZ
- Unknown Stories of WNY: Darwin Martin House Fireplace – WGRZ
- Big Reveal, Martin House Fireplace – Buffalo Rising
- Fireplace Unveiling Marks End of Darwin Martin House Restoration – WBFO