This house in Seattle, Washington, owned by an 84-year-old woman named Edith Macefield is invaluable. She declined a million dollars that were proposed to her in 2006. It seems it’s difficult to say no to such a big amount of money, but this 84-year-old lady didn’t want her home to be demolished.
The mall is being constructed to this day but very very delicately as not to damage Edith’s house and yard. Edith’s determination 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.
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.