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 in her home until she died, remains a mystery.