Darwin D. Martin Gardener’s Cottage


Darwin D. Martin Gardener’s Cottage

Date: 1905 (revised 1908)
Address: 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214             
City: Buffalo, New York
Links: www.darwinmartinhouse.org
Accessibility: Public
Category: Residential

Wright designed a gardener’s cottage for Darwin Martin’s residential complex—a series of buildings that included Martin’s house; a connecting pergola, conservatory, and carriage house; and the Barton house, a smaller structure designed for Martin’s sister—in 1905. Wright and several members of his Oak Park Studio were responsible for the estate’s landscape design, which was intended to harmonize with the surrounding architecture. The simple gardener’s cottage was not realized until 1908. In both plan and scale, the finished design contrasts with the surrounding buildings. It is a modified four-square design finished in stucco with wood trim.

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