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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, and is open for tours. Combination tour tickets to visit both the Martin House and Graycliff are available. For a tour schedule for Graycliff and to make reservations, visit experiencegraycliff.org.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s only commission for a rowing boathouse has 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. Visit wrightsboathouse.org for more information.
Blue Sky Mausoleum
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 estate, the Larkin headquarters, and a summer home (Graycliff). 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, visit 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, the Inn was granted National Landmark Status in 1986. The floor plan and style is aligned to 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. Find more information at roycroftinn.com.
Located in the quaint Village of East Aurora, a visit to the Roycroft Campus provides an experience rich with history and architecture, inspiring visitors to experience the creativity and ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 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. Visit roycroftcampuscorporation.com
Buffalo Bike Tours
For those looking to explore the city on two wheels, Buffalo Bike Tours leads food tours, history tours, and sightseeing tours of Buffalo – by bicycle! Sample Buffalo's best chicken wings, visit local restaurants, and learn the city's amazing history. The group also rents bicycles and offers self-guided routes for download. Visit buffalobiketours.com.