Tim Burton’s 1990 gothic classic “Edward Scissorhands” was filmed all over Tampa Bay, and now the film’s famous house is up for sale again.
Located at 1774 Cir tinsmith. in Lutz, Boggs’ fictional 1,432-square-foot home — where Edward (played by Johnny Depp) trimmed the hedges to look like dinosaurs and stabbed the waterbed — has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. More importantly, it “comes with the ENTIRE collection of priceless memorabilia from the movie,” the listing says.
The house was recently turned into a free museum by current owner Joey Licalzi, who bought the property at auction in September 2020. “It’s crazy,” Licalzi told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. “We bought a running theme park with a global suite for $230,000.”
Licalzi told CL that it was basically fate that he won the auction, since he worked on the set of the film as a dishwasher. After Licalzi moved in, he rehabilitated and transformed the house into a tribute to Tim Burton’s masterpiece.
‘Scissorland’ now offers daily tours, film screenings and original props from the film, like Kim Bogg’s handbag, original kitchen wallpaper and the scissors Edward used to trim the hedge of dinosaurs.
“It honestly kills him to sell the house,” listing agent Megan Hartnell told CL. “They have twin grandchildren on the way, and they need a bigger place. He would like it to stay a museum, but at the same time he understands that might not happen.”
Hartnell says the house comes complete with all the fixtures and memorabilia because Licalzi “just felt she should stay with the property.”
The current asking price is $699,900 and the listing agents are Megan Hartnell and Stanley Lewis III of Century 21 Affiliated.