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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

6472 Lake Shore Rd, Derby, NY 14047-9731
+1 716-947-9217
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please be aware that house is under restoration until August 2018

Visited the house last week (end May) and although tours are offered (at full price) the inside of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David P
Short visit

Went to see it waited a long time for the tour and then when it started the tour guide was so... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Ed B
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6472 Lake Shore Rd, Derby, NY 14047-9731
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the house last week (end May) and although tours are offered (at full price) the inside of the property is under complete renovation (bare brickwork, floors and windows covered). I understand the renos should be complete by end August, so I would recommend postponing...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Went to see it waited a long time for the tour and then when it started the tour guide was so knowledgeable that it was TMI! meaning he spent too much time talking about every fact he knew. We just wanted to see the house...More

4  Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited this place as I am a huge fan of FLW's work. This place is no exception. Fantastic and knowledgeable guides. You can see many of Frank Lloyd Wright's typical features in a great spot on Lake Erie. On a clear day, you get a...More

Thank David T
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Really enjoyed this tour of the estate - the restoration is in progress but there is plenty to see and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very interesting with great views of the Lake and the City of Buffalo.

Thank HollyWNY
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Saw this as part of "All Wright All Day" trolley tour. This property will be nothing short of magnificent when done. The views in addition to the buildings are wonderful. So glad it is being restored.

Thank cherylfelis154
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you are at all a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright or a student of fine architecture, this property is a must to visit if in the Buffalo area. The property is undergoing restoration to bring it back - authentically - to its simple grandeur...More

Thank Edmund F
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Don't miss this wonderful FLW masterpiece on your next trip to Buffalo and environs. As any FLW fan will know,the house was built for Darwin D. Martin's wife Isabelle as she was losing her sight and was finding the Martin House in Buffalo too dark...More

Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Graycliff, Frank Lloyd Wright's design for Isabelle and Darwin Martin's summer "cottage" overlooks Lake Erie in the Darby section of Buffalo, Ny. We were pleased with the in-depth tour led by a FLW scholar sharing restoration stories about the house and tid bits of FLW's...More

Thank E8411GFsandrab
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Graycliff is one of those places that misses its own unique charm and aspires to be something else, namely it's better funded and more important neighbor in Buffalo, the Darwin Martin House. Graycliff is a complete wreck just at the beginning of restoration. It was...More

2  Thank Zzardvark
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The tour is very interesting and the grounds are very beautiful. The house has a lot of neat components but is actively being renovated. I think the house will become even more interesting once renovations are complete.

Thank Sara F
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Robin M L
16 June 2016|
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Response from RumJOro | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are full day tours of Frank Lloyd Wright attractions in the area Check out the Graycliff Website-Tours-All Wright All Day!
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Robin M L
16 June 2016|
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Response from LondonKaytee | Reviewed this property |
If you look on the Darwin Martin House website you will see that there are several such tours this year: "The 2016 All Wright All Day Tour is offered October 7, October 22, November 4 and 19 and runs all day from 8:30 AM... More
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