Darwin Martin House Complex: Gardener's cottage

Frank Lloyd Wright
designed 1905; constructed 1908

Views from the westnorthwest

This was the last building of the Martin House complex. It is at the far northwest corner of the site close to the Martin House gardens. Unlike the other structures made of Roman brick, it is wood frame with stucco finish and cedar trim.

A modest cottage with Wright's signature art-glass windows

Tall rectangular panels on the corners give the illusion of the piers that characterize the main Martin house.

Views from the south


Somewhat hidden entrance

Although not as elaborately hidden as some of Wright's entrances, still, the entrance is not absolutely direct.

View from the southeast

I believe I heard (but haven't been able to confirm) that this one-story addition to the east is not part of the original building.

Works consulted or quoted:
Lesley Neufeld. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex. Buffalo: Martin House Restoration Corporation, 2004.
Jack Quinan. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House: Architecture as Portraiture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

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