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The Greycliff Estate was designed and made by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1926-1931 for Isabelle Martin.  Isabelle was the wife of Darwin Martin who had the large Darwin Martin house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo in 1905.  This was a “Summer House” to enjoy the lovely summers in upstate NY right on Lake Erie south of Buffalo.  She wanted a house with many more windows and expansive light.  She specified that Frank Lloyd Wright use fewer cantilevers and far more plain glass.  There was very little Art Glass here but the house was large and situated right on the edge of the stone cliff overlooking Lake Erie.  Isabelle Martin had very poor eyesight and had trouble getting around in the much darker Darwin Martin house.

This is a view of the front of the house as you would see it driving up on the diagonal driveway:

ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 55 mm Lens

The Main House at Greycliff is the central one facing Lake Erie and the side house is the large garage with expansive upstairs apartment that was made for the Fosters or relatives of Mrs Darwin.

Here is an overview image of the house. Note how the buildings are connected by walls and roof lines and in an “L” shape much like the Darwin Martin House:

For more on this house see the link: Greycliff

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