- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle home that became famous after its owner refused to sell to developers could wind up being moved to Orcas Island - if a nonprofit there can raise the $205,000 needed.

KIRO-TV reports (https://is.gd/POUuVK ) that the house will be shipped by barge to Orcas Island, in the San Juan chain north of Seattle, where it will be used as affordable housing - if the Opal Community Land Trust can raise the money by Sept. 15. The organization has launched an online campaign to solicit donations.

Owner Edith Macefield refused a $1 million offer for the home, built in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in 1900. The builders eventually surrounded the house on three sides with a large commercial building. She died in 2008 at age 86.

The home became known as the “Up” house after the 2009 Pixar movie about an aging man fighting for his home in a community being overtaken by development.

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttps://www.kirotv.com/index.html


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