Seattle home linked to Disney’s “Up” movie could be demolished

June 30, 2015

A century-old Seattle house resembling the home in Walt Disney Co’s animated movie “Up” is facing possible demolition.

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In 2006, Edith Macefield drew national media coverage when she refused a $1 million offer for her 1,000-square-foot house. The investment company that made the offer eventually developed a 131,000-square-foot retail and office center around the home.

Macefield died in 2008 and willed her house to a construction superintendent she had befriended. The house was sold the following year.

Newspaper website Seattlepi.com reported on Monday (June 30) Paul Thomas, the house’s broker, said a woman who purchased the home and planned to open a coffee-and-pie store with her teenage daughter there had backed out.

Thomas told local media that bringing the house to code would be too expensive.

If a recipient able to move the house within 90 days is not found, the website said, it could face demolition.

 

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