Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff in Buffalo, NY Photos

Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, also called the Isabelle R. Martin House (1926-9) was the summer home for the wife of Darwin D. Martin, executive of the Larkin Company which gave Wright his first major office building commission. At 6472 Old Lake Shore Road in the town of Derby, this house with its outbuildings overlooks Lake Erie, sitting on top of a gray cliff from which much of the building's stone was quarried. The gardens were designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman.

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Coach house of Graycliff Estate. Buffalo, NY.Utility building at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Isabelle R. Martin House or Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Pond before entrance of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Coach house of Graycliff Estate. Buffalo, NY. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright.Utility building at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Isabelle R. Martin House (1926-9) or Graycliff (6472 Old Lake Shore Road in Derby). Buffalo, NY. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright.Pond before entrance of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Wright's octagonal pool flowing into Graycliff pond. Buffalo, NY.Covered carriage porch of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Upstairs diamond shaped window over entrance of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Lakeside facade of Graycliff built as summer house for wife of Darwin D. Martin executive of Larkin Company. Buffalo, NY.
Wright's octagonal pool flowing into Graycliff pond. Buffalo, NY.Covered carriage porch of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Upstairs diamond shaped window over entrance of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Lakeside facade of Graycliff built as summer house for wife of Darwin D. Martin executive of Larkin Company. Buffalo, NY.
Chimneys of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Lakeside dining room window of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Lakeside door of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Windows overlooking lake at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Chimneys of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Lakeside dining room window of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Lakeside door of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Windows overlooking lake at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
View along cliffs of Lake Erie at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Stairway down cliff at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.View from living room over Lake Erie at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.View from conservatory of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
View along cliffs of Lake Erie at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Stairway down cliff at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.View from living room over Lake Erie at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.View from conservatory of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Conservatory layout with Wright-style table & lamp in Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style table & lamp in Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Fireplace in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style furniture in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Conservatory layout with Wright-style table & lamp in Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style table & lamp in Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Fireplace in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style furniture in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Triangular table by Wright in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style lamp in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Detail of how Wright joined brick & stone in Graycliff living room fireplace. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style chair in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Triangular table by Wright in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style lamp in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Detail of how Wright joined brick & stone in Graycliff living room fireplace. Buffalo, NY.Wright-style chair in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Bentwood table at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-designed radiator screen at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-designed stairwell banister at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-designed upstairs diamond window at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Bentwood table at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-designed radiator screen at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-designed stairwell banister at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Wright-designed upstairs diamond window at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Larkin Soap Company Toilet Soap box at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Larkin Soap Company product packages & china at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Larkin Baking Powder tin at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Larkin porcelain plate given as gift premiums at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.
Larkin Soap Company Toilet Soap box at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Larkin Soap Company product packages & china at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Larkin Baking Powder tin at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Larkin porcelain plate given as gift premiums at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.

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