Even in death, ‘Up’ house owner Edith Macefield remains a mystery

According to the real-estate broker, Edith Macefield’s vacant home in Ballard will soon have a new owner. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Edith Macefield's small Ballard bungalow became a symbol for her holding out, refusing to sell as the Ballard Blocks development engulfed her home. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

The owner of Ballard’s ‘Up’ house, who turned down hundreds of thousands of dollars and chose to stay put in her home until she died in 2008, remains a mystery.