Nail house- Edith Macefield House

13 Jun
above: edith's mighty little house in ballard, seattle

above: edith's mighty little house in ballard, seattle

[source]

edith macefield’s brilliant little home in ballard as it’s the first example of a nail house i’d ever read about and really reminds me of carl friedriksen’s own abode. edith, who passed away last year, moved into this house in 1966 – long before the area’s construction boom – and since then had turned down numerous offers from developers wishing to build a complex on her land, the highest of which is rumoured to be $1m. the developers decided to build the complex anyway and surround the house with sharp, sleek, characterless surfaces. read more here and here. see edith’s house on google maps here (it’s an old shot and you can still see her blue car outside the property).

above: a publicity stunt for pixar's latest saw balloons attached to the house

above: a publicity stunt for pixar's latest saw balloons attached to the house

[source] (from http://deputy-dog.com/2009/06/6-extraordinarily-stubborn-nail-houses.html)

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