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House Inspired By Pixar Film Up In Seattle May Finally Be Demolished

13/04/2015 16:57 BST | Updated 13/04/2015 17:59 BST

A real-life version of the house from the house in Pixar film Up could finally be set for demolition despite public outcry.

The tiny - and now dilapidated - property, dubbed the Edith Macefield house after its late former owner, is based in Seattle, Washington.

In 2006 it came to public attention when Macefield turned down a $1million cheque for the house, according to the Daily Mail.

As the buildings around the property were demolished and replaced with modern counterparts, the house became more and more out of place, but the elderly lady refused to budge.

It captured the imagination of both young and old and gained further fame when Up was released.

The heart-warming movie features an elderly man who refuses to sell his home to developers, instead attaching balloons to it and flying away.

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When Macefield died aged 86, she left the house to a friend.

He sold it to a company called Reach Returns, which planned to keep it intact, but financial problems meant the firm went into foreclosure.

The investment company which now owns the property is now taking bids on the iconic house - which could mean it is set for demolition.

Determined to honour Macefield, who lived in the house for 60 years, locals have left hundreds of messages and balloons attached to its chain-link fence.

Many have taken to a Facebook page run by those intent on preserving the house to air their thoughts

Lisa Stark wrote: “My 5 year old asked me during dinner, "So Mama, what happened with that little house? Did it fly yet?"

Kristi Park posted: “How awesome!”

Paige Colbert Van Otten added: “Sad that nothing else worked out.”

Today (Saturday) from 1 pm to 4 pm... Free balloons and markers to write your message will be available in front of the Edith Macefield House! Hope to see you there.

Posted by Edith Macefield House on Saturday, 4 April 2015