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You could soon own a piece of the famed Glen Allen “Cactus House,” set to be dismantled

If you’ve driven down Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen in the past decades, you’ve no doubt seen Saguaro Hill.

Trevor Dickerson



A local landmark in the West End will soon be no more. Saguaro Hill, the home of “J.T. Buz” and Chloe Pemberton, is soon to be dismantled, making way for new development along Staples Mill Road. But you could soon own a piece of it.

The contents of Saguaro Hill, affectionately known as the ‘Cactus House’, in Glen Allen, will be offered at an online-only auction open to the public, according to Anne Grindstaff, owner of Grindstaff Auction Marketing Group.

“For over 40 years, Saguaro Hill has been a head-turner on Staples Mill Road in Western Henrico County,” said Anne Grindstaff. “We are pleased to offer the public the opportunity to take home a piece of this iconic estate.”

She added, “J.T. “Buz” and Chloe Pemberton assembled quite a collection that reflected their love for everything Southwest. This catalog has some incredible Native American collectibles, Remington bronze sculptures, Southwestern decor, local art, enormous landscaping boulders and rocks, and more. We even have the iconic Saguaro Hill entrance gate up for bids.”

The open house is set for Saturday, November 4, from 10am to 2pm for preview and inspection. Online bidding will start closing at 7pm  on Thursday, November, 9. Pickup time for items will be Saturday, November 11, from 10am to 4pm at 10816 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va.

Questions regarding the auction may be directed to Anne Grindstaff at 804-301-2488. View the auction here.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.