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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby, NY 14047
+1 716-947-9217
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This summer home of the Martin family of Buffalo, NY is undergoing a thoughtful renovation by a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A not to be missed FLW gem!

Did the three hour architect's tour and spent the next four hours listening to and learning from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby, NY 14047
+1 716-947-9217
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This summer home of the Martin family of Buffalo, NY is undergoing a thoughtful renovation by a dedicated staff of docents and architecture-lovers. It's well worth a visit to see the spirit of Wright's horizontal lines and how he brings the lake into the home....More

Thank GGW135
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the three hour architect's tour and spent the next four hours listening to and learning from Patrick. Stories and insights brought the home and it's inhabitants to life. Doing a beautiful restoration- looking foward to returning when it is completed.

Thank Laurie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully situated and incredible property in mid-restoration. Structural work done ... others in progress after years of this summer-mansion home had been used as a boys school. Not anywhere near as complete as other properties I've visited but it will be. Recommend... but don't expect...More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are avid Frank Lloyd Wright fans and were so pleased to have the opportunity to visit Graycliff. While we didn't have a choice in length of tour time when we booked, the time we spent visiting the property seemed like the right length (1.15)...More

Thank Citizens
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was an amazing tour. I couldnt decide whether or not to take the 1 hour or 2 hour tour. I had my 90 year old aunt with me and she insisted she could handle the two hour and I am so thankful we did...More

Thank 2ChildrenOfTheWorld
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

After a visit to Fallingwater, it was time to visit Wright in Buffalo. We all know about Darwin Martin's home --Wright's opus in the Parkside neighborhood. Darwin Martin, developed a close relationship with Wright, and commissioned him to design Isabellas( Darwins wife) " summer home"...More

Thank Martha K
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Beautiful site on Lake Erie. House has been under restoration for many years but still worth the trip to see what is, in effect, a Wright home in progress. Buffalo is a hotbed of architecture with many Wright's and other buildings of note. Don't miss...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

So very very interesting, will take much more money and time to get it to it's former grandeur, but so happy that they are attemting to do this. Learned very much about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture. Grounds are so beautiful that you don't...More

Thank HcJm5050
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. The docent was friendly and knowledgeable. They have done a lot of restoration and there is more to go. It is interesting to see the bones of a FLW house

Thank Mejad
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Graycliff is a wonderful place to visit. The docents are very knowledgeable and the exterior of the building is almost completely renovated BUT unless you want to see the "before" of a renovation, I'd wait another year to visit. We did love it, but there's...More

Thank Brian M
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Robin M L
Last year there was a one day tour of 3 Wright attractions. Is the tour available this year?
16 June 2016|
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!
Robin M L
Last year I saw a tour advertised to visit the 3 attractions (Darwin Martin house, Graycliff and another attraction) in one day. Unfortunately I couldn't go. Is this tour available this year?
16 June 2016|
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