The shopping mall was still constructed, but carefully so without disrupting Edith’s home or small yard. Edith’s resilience against corporate dominance quickly turned her house into a symbol of inspiration. So much so, Pixar’s film “Up” is modeled after Macefield’s home.
Sadly, the inspirational Edith Macefield passed away in 2008 at 87-years-old, but she had one more surprise up her sleeve. Edith left the house to Barry Martin, a construction chief at an adjacent building site.
After Edith was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer Martin helped her out by driving her to doctor appointments and looking after her. Edith was so grateful for his friendship and kindness that she left her now famous home in his name.
Reach Returns fixed the walls and replaced the windows, and collected a lot of investor money under the premise they would lift the house 30-feet up in the air. The few restorations Reach Returns actually completed abruptly came to a halt, the scheme collapsed and a lot of investors watched their money fly up, up and away.
Interested in owning the awesome little house, or just wondering what it looks like inside? Here is a video of what the house that inspired “Up” currently looks like: