Does the name Edith Macefield ring a bell? If not, she’s basically an 84-year-old lady who turned down a million dollar offer to sell her home to Seattle-based land developers. So, they were forced to alter the building’s plan around the small, two-story home. The shopping mall was eventually completed and towered around her home. Continue reading for a video and more information.

According to Inhabitat, “Edith passed away in 2008 at the age of 87, but she still managed to surprise everyone one last time. She had willed her home to Barry Martin, the construction chief at the adjacent building site, with whom she formed an unlikely friendship. Barry looked after her and drove her to the hospital after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.”


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