One Family. One Architect. Two Houses.
At the turn of the twentieth century, a young Darwin Martin commissioned up-and-coming architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design his family estate, the Martin House, located in the historic Parkside neighborhood in Buffalo. A decades-long friendship began, and Darwin and his wife Isabelle called on Wright again two decades later to build the family’s summer home, Graycliff, located just a short drive from the Martin House on the shores of Lake Erie.
Each site is stunning, and both have been lovingly and meticulously restored. A variety of tours and events are offered throughout the year.
NOW OFFERED MONTHLY: Martin House / Graycliff Experience
Explore the city and summer estates in just one day during this joint tour package. The special day begins with a 2-hour tour of the Martin House, where a boxed lunch will be waiting at the tour’s conclusion. Participants will then enjoy the 30 – 40-minute drive along Lake Erie to Graycliff, where a docent will be waiting to lead the next leg of the journey.
The itinerary is designed to provide time to explore the grounds of each site, both featuring rehabilitated historic gardens.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Martin family homes!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House and Graycliff Conservancy are two separate nonprofit organizations each with a distinct mission but a common goal centered around sharing the history of the Martin family and Wright’s genius. We strongly encourage you to visit both sites during your visit to Western New York.