Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of the Historic Graycliff Estate Restoration Project

Buffalo Billion II Funding Restores Beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright Lakeside Property to Its Former Glory

October 19, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff Estate on the shore of Lake Erie has been restored to its original splendor with the completion of a year-long extensive restoration project. The $4,047,000 project, which was supported by $3.7 million in Buffalo Billion II funding, includes complete interior restoration of both the Isabelle Martin House and the Foster House, landscaping improvements and a reconstructed beach access. The interior restoration of this New York State Landmark project builds on the $6 million exterior renovations previously completed by the Graycliff Conservancy.

"The spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright properties are an important part of New York's rich heritage and scenic beauty, and is a key destination in Western New York," said Governor Cuomo. "This historic restoration project will draw visitors from across the state and around the globe, while contributing to New York's thriving tourism industry for years to come."

"Graycliff is an important part of our architectural history. As a long time visitor to this magnificent property, I witnessed the stunning renovations that capture it's original beauty," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "Thanks to investment from New York State, along with many individuals and charitable foundations, this masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright has been restored and preserved for the future. The new Graycliff will complement the restoration of Buffalo's Darwin Martin House and Barton House, creating an unparalleled tourism draw for the region. This project builds upon our efforts to reinvent the economy of Buffalo and Western New York and create unique destinations to drive further growth." 

Read the full press release here.