Edith Macefield’s house in Seattle, Washington, is priceless. She refused a million dollars that were offered to her in 2006.
It seems it’s impossible to say no to such a big amount of money, but this 84 year old lady didn’t want her home to be destroyed.
The mall is being built to this day but very very carefully as not to damage Edith’s house and yard. Edith’s perseverance against corporate pressure turned her into an inspirational symbol. Pixar even decided to shoot an animated movie about this little house – “Up”.
Sadly, Edith Macefield died in 2008, but even after death she brought the construction company a surprise. Edith in her will left the house to Barry Martin, the head of construction in a neighboring construction site.
After Edith was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer it was Barry Martin who helped her visit doctors and looked after her. She was so touched by his friendship and kindness that she in her will she left her famous house to him.
Mr. Martin first decided to turn her little house into a museum, but couldn’t actualize his plans so he sold the house to “Reach Returns”, now known as “Cor Company”. Currently the property is being auctioned.
The cute little house with a yard is hidden behind the hulking corporate buildings. Now nobody will probably ever pay a million dollars for this little house covered in balloons, which has now become part of Seattle history. " rel="nofollow" itemprop="url">If you’re curious how it looks on the inside check this video below:
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