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Edith Macefield House Auction; The Tukwila Sonics?

Without further ado, we present the latest and greatest from our sister site, Curbed Seattle.

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AUCTION BLOCK -- 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. Now that home is in disrepair and going up for auction. Curbed has the details, including a look at the plans for the home that could have been.

SONICS BOOM -- While Chris Hansen has been busy trying to make the SoDo Arena happen, talks with landowners in Bellevue and Tukwila have been ongoing as alternative sites for what could be the eventual home to NBA and NHL franchises. The Tukwila Sonics? In theory, it could happen.

PRIVATE ISLANDS -- Had enough of the world? Want to get away from traffic and noise and people? Buy an island. About a mile offshore from Anacortes is 6.76 acre Young Island. The entire island, solitude, and the bare basics for only $1,200,000. Curbed has the deets and pics.