Getting on/off motorcoach; riding 1/2 hour at a time to 3 sites. Standing for up to 1 hour at a time. Due to current renovations, there may be parts of Martin House that will be closed off. Alternative spaces will be open, but during this time, the Martin House is not ADA-accessible.
Today we will focus entirely on Frank Lloyd Wright. We’ll spend the morning at the Martin House, arriving via motorcoach. Wright designed this unique residential complex between 1903 and 1905 for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family. The Martin House is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period. The complex consists of six interconnected buildings and 394 examples of art glass, or “light screens,” as Wright called them. Among them is the famed “Tree of Life” window.
Along the way, we will enjoy boxed lunches provided by the inn.
Next, we will travel by motorcoach to Graycliff Estate, the former summer home of the Martin family. This tranquil retreat on the shores of Lake Erie was one of Wright’s most significant creations of the 1920s. We will explore the interior of the home with a local expert. Afterwards, we will arrive at the home of a Roycroft master artisan for a close-up look at the home and the studio.
At the inn, we will enjoy a plated farewell meal.
We will enjoy live music at leisure at the inn.