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Blockbuster Movie “Up” House Fails to Sell at Auction: Film’s Inspiration Will Return to Bank


The house that inspired the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” (don’t try to act like you didn’t ‘accidentally see it’) has failed to sell at a Seattle action. Q13 Fox has the story:

Nobody bid high enough on the famous Ballard house, though at least one museum group and one development group were at the auction. Since the house went back to the bank, it is not yet known whether or not the house will be torn down.

The home at 1438 Northwest 46th Street was owned by Edith Macefield, who died in 2008. Macefield famously refused an offer of $1 million to real estate developers for the property. The developers built around Macefield’s home of 50 years anyway, largely shutting the home off from sunlight space.

Macefield’s will left the home to the superintendent of the development project, as she had no family. He later sold the home to a company called Reach Returns, which planned to open a tile-making business. However, the house later went into foreclosure.

The movie inspired the animated film, and balloons were placed outside the home in 2009 to promote “Up.”

On Friday, many stood outside, again lending balloons to an adjacent fence.

I hope someone is able to buy this sweet little house. It sure is adorable and tells you everything that needs to be known about one person standing in the face of ‘the man’. Maybe it can be a museum or a gift shop? Who knows. I’ll go tie a balloon on the fence tomorrow, for Edith.

Written by Katie McGuire> Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie


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