Edith Macefield famously refused to sell her Ballard home to developers, leading to the construction of the Ballard Blocks around her 1,000-square-foot house. When she died, she left the home to Barry Martin, who had been a part of the construction crew on that project. He in turn sold the home in 2009 to Reach Returns, which had plans to preserve the home. Unfortunately their plans fizzled and the property will now go up for auction at 10 a.m. on March 13. It's possible that the developers behind the Ballard Blocks could buy it, demolish it and fill in the space they worked around. However, a buyer interested in restoring the home could make sense as well. We'll have to wait and see.
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