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Edith Macefield's house to be saved

The Ballard house with parallels to the Disney movie "Up!" will have a happy ending.
Edith Macefield's house in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Macefield got attention for refusing to sell to developers, who then built around her.

SEATTLE -- The Ballard house with parallels to the Disney movie "Up!" will have a happy ending.

Real estate broker Paul Thomas said Thursday that Edith Macefield's home on 46th Street will float away, but not by air. It will be saved by a non-profit organization.

Thomas said he can't imagine a more wonderful ending to Macefield's story. More details about the future of the house will be released next week.

The home was made famous after Macefield, who died in 2008 at the age of 86, refused to sell the century old home to developers after being offered $1 million.

The house is now visited by people from all over the country as a symbol of courage and tenacity.

The house was recently put up for sale, but dozens of potential buyers hit too many roadblocks in purchasing and fixing up the property to get it to code.