Thursday, December 29, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House Complex, Buffalo, New York

Between the years 1903 to 1905, the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a residential complex for wealthy Buffalo, New York businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family. The complex contains six interconnected buildings. The complex is described on the Martin House Complex website as follows:
The complex consists of six interconnected buildings designed as a unified composition, including; the main Martin House and a pergola that connects it to a conservatory and carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, the Barton House, a smaller residence for Martin’s sister and brother-in-law, and a gardener’s cottage added in 1909. The landscape design for the grounds of the complex is highly integrated with the overall composition of buildings.
The buildings, including the house, are designed in the "Prairie House Style" made popular by Wright. Interestingly, there are houses dating back to this time period with the same style in the older parts of downtown Phoenix, Arizona as well as here in the Utah and Salt Lake valleys.

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