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Visit Graycliff, the home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Isabelle Martin

September 7, 2020

Graycliff, near Buffalo, NY, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built between 1926 and 1931 for Isabelle R. Martin, wife of industrialist Darwin Martin, as a summer home for the family. While seen as the centerpiece of the Graycliff estate due to its proximity to and views of Lake Erie, the Isabelle Martin House can be viewed as an orientation point for landscape features that define the entire eight acre property. The landscape was designed in broad outline by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) but completed in detail by pioneering landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869–1950) from 1929 to 1931. The home was named a New York State Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Fall programming is in full swing at Graycliff. Programming includes standard and extended tours, open house and self-guided experiences. View Graycliff Conservancy’s tour and special event calendar for more details.

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Photo courtesy of experiencegraycliff.org.