Fans of Tim Burton films can now very own a piece of “reel” estate.
In Florida’s Tampa Bay region, a property that appeared in “Edward Scissorhands” — and which now operates as a museum to the cult-favored 1990 motion picture — has shown for sale, inquiring $699,900. But additional than just home, a new operator stands to personal some parts of cinematic history.
Not only does the residence, at 1774 Tinsmith Circle in Lutz, come with a garden landscaped to replicate its seem in the movie — but hundreds of keepsakes can also belong to the new operator.
“Don’t skip the possibility to individual these a pleasurable and attention-grabbing, 1 of a form property that will come with ALL the priceless assortment of memorabilia from the motion picture!” explained listing representative, Megan Hartnell of Century 21 Affiliates, in the property’s description — including the 1,432-sq.-foot lair has three bedrooms, two loos, new appliances and a massive yard.
The present proprietors, 54-yr-outdated Joey Licalzi and his 53-calendar year-outdated wife, Sharon, have decked out the place with genuine and reproduced props, and documents. There are motion picture scripts — a single, an primary, donated final yr by the movie’s prop master — and yet another that’s a pre-motion picture draft. There’s also an autographed photo of Burton, a variety of Edward Scissorhands (played by Johnny Depp) lover portraits and posters, even some dolls demonstrating his likeness. Each merchandise on display screen was donated, but the few experienced to resource the reproduction wallpaper for the kitchen area — which thankfully arrived with its unique cabinets and counters. The exact can not be reported for the initial fridge, which the preceding house owners saved in the garage until eventually throwing it out following the Licalzis purchased the household for $230,000 in September 2020.
“That would have been priceless,” Joey Licalzi instructed The Article of owning the unique fridge reinstalled in the kitchen area. But even without having it there, the kitchen area continues to be a spectacle for guests who visit the museum no cost of charge. Go there now, and there is a new movie artifact on screen: the kitchen’s first can opener that appeared on display.
“If you go in there, individuals cry,” he added. “I’ve had developed adult men cry.”
Licalzi has a personalized link to the movie, and it is why he states he acquired the household — putting the winning bid at a time when he states provides for it came from supporters around the environment. At the time of the movie’s output, Licalzi worked as a dishwasher at a neighborhood Denny’s restaurant, and the film’s craft companies section needed a position, and a person, to clean their dishes. Licalzi’s supervisor questioned him, and he agreed to the endeavor.
“The owner of the home and the realtor were blown away by [my story], and that’s how I landed the dwelling,” he reported, incorporating that he and his wife — who’s nevertheless doing work as an accountant — have maintained it lovingly on a one money. (Licalzi himself is retired.) He declined to say how considerably money has gone into the cosmetic perform and upkeep, but said “Every penny went into the residence. Each and every penny we get.”
That doesn’t signify “Edward Scissorhands” is Licalzi’s favorite film.
“My preferred movie is, of system, ‘Rocky,’ for the reason that I’m Gen X,” he explained, incorporating he maintains the property for the community. In the film, this listing is the property of the Boggs family, with whom Edward stays. The set was not just confined to this assets. The motion picture was shot on the Tinsmith cul-de-sac — and other houses with starring roles nevertheless stand close by.
Licalzi aims to promote the household, as the listing describes, with every little thing even now inside — or for someone to buy it and be an trader for the museum’s prospective second chapter. That would contain opening up a new museum-slash-espresso store place, and transferring each individual product in the property to that other place — a bigger one particular that would permit the holdings to improve.
“Trust me, this is not a usual property,” claimed Licalzi of the deal deal.