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Shane Harms

Edith Macefield house to be donated to non-profit and moved

Earlier today the broker for the iconic Edith Macefield house in Ballard announced that a non-profit has been chosen as the recipient, and the structure will be moved to a different location.

“The house really will float away, but not by air. I can’t possibly imagine a more wonderful ending for this chapter of the Edith Macefield story,” said listing broker Paul Thomas.

On August 4 there will be a formal press conference where the non-profit recipient will be announced.

The owners announced last month that they would be willing to donate the house if a qualified organization applied. If not, the famous “Up!” home was going to be demolished.

Last month Thomas reported that buyers were deterred from purchasing the home because the structure is not up to the 2012 housing code and that the cost for improvements would be substantial.

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