Edith Macefield’s house to be saved

edithThe iconic Edith Macefield house in Ballard will be moved and saved by a non-profit organization, according to a press release sent by real estate broker Paul Thomas.

“The house really will float away, but not by air,” he wrote. “I can’t possibly imagine a more wonderful ending for this chapter of the Edith Macefield story.”

Thomas did not provide details, explaining that he’ll hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on August 4th at the site.

Last month, Thomas said that the home was facing demolition if nobody stepped forward to save it. Would-be buyers backed out when they discovered the aging house was not up to code and would require a significant investment to restore.
Macefield made headlines several years ago when she refused to sell her house for $1 million to developers. The Ballard Blocks development was built around it, leading many to believe that Macefield’s house inspired the Pixar movie “Up.”

We’ll update you when we learn more.

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