Built in 1920 and on the Phoenix Historic Property Register since 2004, the house is named after Sarah H. Pemberton, widow of Thomas Pemberton, who was CEO to the predecessor of APS.
In 2018, True North Studio acquired the landmark property and quickly began enhancements to return the home to its quintessential glory. In addition to routine landscaping, interior updates, and structural improvements, TNS also commissioned artists to paint the exterior of the carriage house nestled in the backyard.
Local artist Thomas “Breeze” Marcus used this opportunity to launch a new initiative, Mural Exchange, engaging local and international artists to collaborate and create exceptional mural projects around the Phoenix Metro area. For the inaugural project at the Pemberton House, Breeze joined forces with another Phoenix-based artist, Nyla Lee Bevel and WHOLE9, an artist duo based out of Japan to create stunning works on each side.
Fast-forward to present day, the Pemberton House is a nod to our dedication to historic preservation projects – finding it’s modern purpose as a thriving community venue hosting porch concerts, weddings, and large-scale events like True North Studio’s Garden Party series while future plans continue to be conceptualized.