The house in Seattle many refer to as the “Up” house after the Pixar movie, is expected to be moving to a new location. But unlike the film, the home won’t be flying off into the clouds.
King 5 News in Seattle reports that developers announced that the home will be moving to a new location. The home once belonged to Edith Macefield, who refused to sell her home to developers.
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) July 30, 2015
The house, which is located in Seattle on 1438 N.W. 46th St., now sits boarded up with a fence around it, but people still attach balloons to the fence as a tribute to both Macefield and the movie. In 2006, Macefield turned down a $1 million offer from developers, who then designed a complex that towers over the home on three sides, according to the Huffington Post.
In June the Ballard News-Tribune reported that the house would be moved or face a wrecking ball. “After reviewing the situation, the seller has reluctantly concluded that their best option is to donate the house, ideally to a non-profit, and then sell the land,” wrote broker Paul Thomas in a statement.
Macefield died at the age of 86 on June 15, 2008 of pancreatic cancer. Her home has become a symbol for opposition to development.
“Up” was released in 2009. The film tells the story of 78-year-old Carl Fredrickson (Edward Asner) who travels to a place called Paradise Falls to complete a promise to his deceased wife. Fredrickson travels around in his home which has hundreds of balloons attached to it, which allows it to fly. He inadvertently flies away with a young boy and the two embark on an adventure filled with talking dogs and a rare bird.
The details on the move are expected to be released on Tuesday.