Darwin Martin House Complex: the main entrance and porte-cochere

Frank Lloyd Wright


A hidden entrance

Like many of the entrances to Wright's houses, this entrance is hidden from the street. Decorative urns are an integral part of the design of the front and entrance.

The western end of the front elevation and the porte-cochere

Martin's study was at the far west of the front. Note the height of the windows, situated high to eliminate visual distractions from the outside.

The porte-cochere from the west (left), the south (center) and the north (right)

The western view also shows the kitchen entrance.

Continue to page 3: views of the east side.

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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