84 Yr Old Lady Refused a Million Dollars, Mall Built Around Her House

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Few people in this world know resolution like the late Edith Macfield. She owned a house on 1438 NW 46th St., Seattle, Washington. It became famous when she refused $1,000,000 for it from a developer who later conceded defeat by constructed a mall around the home. The house still stands on a plot of land, tucked in the side of the mall. Edith died in 2008, but her legacy still stands. She had left the home to Barry Martin, a construction chief who had become her friend and helped her in her final days. He had originally intended to turn it into a memorial, and began renovating it, but the project got cut short. At this time, an anonymous seller is attempting to auction off the home. No one wanted to incur the $300,000 in liens, so the original auction effort was a bust. However, the liens have now been dropped. Regardless of what happens to the house next, it has been forever memorialized in the Pixar movie, “UP.” Bravo, Edith Macfield!

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Wow, that is an interesting story, I will be curious about what happens next.

Dec 20, 2019 11:49 PM #1
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Hello Reshawna - although I didn't know this particular story I have heard similar examples over the years of homeowners refusing to sell for various reasons.  It makes you wonder(or at least me):  Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda  

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I've heard this story! Gives all new meaning to "Hold Your Ground"!!

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