Finishing up this week’s beautiful places in Buffalo- the Darwin Martin House. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. This house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1903, and is said to be one of the most important house designs of his career.
The house was designed for Darwin D. Martin, his wife Isabelle, and his sister and brother-in-law. His sister, Delta, lived with her husband in the Barton House, a smaller house connected to the complex. Also included were a carriage house, stable, conservatory, pergola, and gardener’s cottage. Wright and Martin became close friends and when Wright’s career took a turn for the worse, Martin helped support him. Later Wright designed another major complex for Martin in Derby, on Lake Erie.
This awesome complex is described as a Prairie House and can be visited by the public during its restoration