Edith Macefield's house may go up for auction

Posted by Jared Tadique on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 9:21am


SEATTLE -- A house that sits right in the middle of development may go up for a foreclosure auction next month.

According to seattlepi.com, the current owner of Edith Macefield's former home owes more than $185,000 on the property.

The report says unless the debt is settled, the house could up for auction on March 13.

Macefield made national news when she turned down a $1 million offer from developers to sell it to make room for the new Ballard Blocks development. They were forced to build around it.

In 2009, Disney publicists attached balloons to the roof of Macefield's house as a promotional tie-in for their movie "Up."

While some said the house was the model for the movie, her fight over selling the house didn't occur until after the movie was written.

In 2006, Macefield refused to sell the house, but the movie "Up" was written in 2004.

Macefield died in 2008.

A previous version of this story inaccurately stated that Macefield's house was the model for Disney's "Up."

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