Real-life 'Up' house set for auction starting at $216K

Hey die-hard Pixar fans, here's your chance to own the real-life "Up" house. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer / AP)

Hey Pixar fans, here's your chance to own the real-life "Up" house.

The house, located in Washington, used to belong to Edith Macefield, who lived in the house for 50 years before she passed away in 2008 from pancreatic cancer, according to ABC News. Macefield had refused a $1 million offer from a real estate developer, who ultimately built around her home.

"I don't want to move. I don't need the money. Money doesn't mean anything," Macefield told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in October 2007.

Macefield's old home quickly drew parallels to the house from Pixar's "Up," where a stubborn Carl Fredricksen refuses to move as real estate developers build new projects development projects surround his home.

(Photo credit: Pixar / Walt Disney Pictures)

However, Macefield left her home to Barry Martin, the superintendent of the development project, after befriending him over time.
"I think we were a lot alike," Barry Martin said in her obituary in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "I am stubborn and so was she. We had some incredible arguments. She was amazingly smart."

The home eventually found itself in the hands of new owners, who later went into foreclosure after defaulting on their loans. The house is set for auction at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, with $216,270.70 as the opening bid price, according to ABC News. The notice of sale indicates the property had debt that totaled $185,956.04, as of Dec. 4, 2014.
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