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We have partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown on an overnight package that includes a stay in Buffalo and tickets to the Martin House. Book your stay directly on the hotel website.
Isabelle R. Martin commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a beautiful, sun-filled summer home on 8 acres on the shore of Lake Erie. The Graycliff Estate (1926-31) is 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, 30 minutes from the Martin House Complex and is open for tours. Combination tour tickets to visit both the Martin House and Graycliff are available. For a tour schedule and to make reservations at Graycliff visit: http://graycliffestate.org
Frank Lloyd Wright’s only commission for a rowing boathouse has now been constructed in Buffalo, NY. Come visit this active rowing boathouse and unique architectural destination. Originally designed in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin crew but never built, the boathouse was constructed in Buffalo in 2007. It is nine minutes driving time to the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse from the Martin House complex. http://www.wrightsboathouse.org
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Blue-Sky Mausoleum at the request of Darwin D. Martin, secretary of the Larkin Soap Company. It was the last of four projects Martin personally commissioned from Wright; the others were his residential complex, Larkin headquarters, and a summer home. The mausoleum was not built during Martin’s lifetime. In 2004, Forest Lawn Cemetery faithfully rendered Blue-Sky in conjunction with an architect trained by Wright himself, based on extensive research into Wright’s drawings, notes, and correspondence. Today, its broad stairs and soaring monolith rise toward the heavens, as Wright had envisioned and Martin had desired. It takes only five minutes to drive to Forest Lawn cemetery to visit Blue-Sky Mausoleum. For more information: http://blueskymausoleum.com
In 1895 the Roycroft Arts and Crafts community was founded in East Aurora, NY, by Elbert Hubbard. In 1905, the Roycroft Inn was opened to welcome the influx of visitors to the community. Passing through several hands since then, it was granted National Landmark Status in 1986. The floor plan and style is in keeping with the Inn's original "fabric." Blending the rich historical significance of the Roycroft Movement with completely modern amenities, the Inn provides the utmost in style, comfort and luxury. The Roycroft Inn is approximately a 30 minute drive from the Martin House complex. http://www.roycroftinn.com
Located in the quaint Village of East Aurora, a visit to the Roycroft Campus provides an experience rich with history, architecture, artisan goods and strong beliefs in the philosophy of Head, Heart and Hand. At the Copper Shop Gallery you will discover unique handcrafted items created by more than 60 artisans on display and for sale as well as other gift shop items. Classes, lectures and events are offered throughout the year. Special tours and customized programming are also available by request.
The Campus is across the street from the Roycroft Inn and a 30 minute drive from the Martin House Complex. Visit: http://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com