Probably the most famous case of stubborn stubbornness from homeowners. Edith Masefield was well over 80 when she gave up a million dollars for her home in Seattle. Edith wanted to die in her home and refused all offers of sale. In the end, she insisted on her own. Moreover, the house became a source of inspiration for the creators of the cartoon “Up!”, And is now a museum and is one of the attractions of Seattle.
This incident has literally become a symbol of the stubbornness of the homeowners. The Chinese government had to build an expressway around the house, where apartment owners were unhappy with the authorities’ plans and the amount of compensation offered. Although, in the end, the homeowners had to leave the building, which turned out to be in the center of a busy highway.
This house is located in Melbourne, Australia. The architects had to fit the building into a modern project, because the owners refused to leave the small but sweet house.
Two examples of narrow townhouses that have found themselves literally sandwiched between more modern neighbors due to the stubborn desire of the owners to stay in their place. However, the two narrow houses look quite attractive and definitely unusual..
The owner of this house, Vera Cocking, became famous for first refusing Bob Guccione, the founder of the famous Penthouse magazine, who was going to build a casino on this place, and then Donald Trump, the future President of the United States.
This is Toronto, Canada. One of the owners of the duplex refused to move, in the end only one half of the house was demolished.
This small Victorian house is located in Portland, on the campus. Due to the refusal of the owner to leave the house, the university building had to be erected taking into account the construction available on the site.
Three apartment owners in this neighborhood, located in Gongzhou, China, have been relocated. As a result, the authorities built a ring road around the residential area. I wonder what it is like for the remaining tenants to live surrounded by a busy highway.
The owner of this Washington state home was first offered $ 3 million to make way for new development. Austin Spriggs refused, but after raising the cost to $ 4 million, he still agreed with the developer’s proposal.
As you can see, sometimes the stubbornness of homeowners leads to positive results, allowing you to save the building, raise the value and even turn the house into a tourist attraction. But often construction corporations or local authorities win in such a dispute over land..