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A piece of cinematic history has officially hit the market. 

1774 Tinsmith Circle in the peaceful town of Lutz, Florida rose to fame in the classic 1990 film “Edward Scissorhands”. In the beloved film, Johnny Depp plays a sweet young man with scissor blades for hands who falls in love with Kim Boggs, played by Winona Ryder. Now, the three-bed, two-bath home, which belonged to the Boggs family in the Tim Burton film, is officially on the market for $699,900. 

Measuring 1,432 square feet, the home’s sellers have embraced the film’s cult following, while still implementing the updates that are necessary for a modern home. Set back from the street behind a front yard where intricate stonework sits under mature trees and spiraling topiaries, the house has several new updates, including new appliances in the quaint kitchen and new floors in the bedrooms. With a prime location on a corner lot, it has a huge, fenced-in backyard that’s perfect for gathering with friends and family, or just trimming the hedges with your razor hands. 

As you can see on the Instagram page associated with the house, appropriately titled Our_Scissorland, the current owners transformed the property back into one that honors the film, and even operated a free museum inside dedicated to the movie. And seeing as they purchased the property in September 2020 for $224,000 and are now selling it at nearly $700,000, they’re expecting to make a pretty significant profit. Here’s a look at the house’s transformation from classic single-family house to a “Scissorhands”-inspired icon:

In addition to being sold with a boatload of original film memorabilia included, another unique feature of the cozy property, which was built in 1989, is the willingness of the agents to lean into the house’s film history. That’s why superfans are invited to tour the property during the open house, and according to a statement, “selfies and photos are encouraged.”

 “It’s not every day you have the opportunity to sell a house that played such an iconic role in popular culture,” said listing agent Megan Hartnell of CENTURY 21 Affiliated. “The response has been like nothing I’ve ever seen before so we decided to host an open house this weekend to give superfans of the movie an opportunity to tour the property.”

Of course, any eager buyer could easily transform the home into a stylish property that isn’t so Tim Burton-ified. Located in a community called Carpenter’s Run in the town of Lutz, it offers a clubhouse, pool, playground, tennis and basketball courts, as well as a prime location close to the highway. But here’s one thing that won’t fly: The owner refuses to sell to anyone who wants to tear the house down. 

“One thing I will not do,” he told the Tampa Bay Times. “I will not sell it to anyone who would destroy the house.”

Megan Johnson

Contributor

Megan Johnson is a reporter in Boston. She got her start at the Boston Herald, where commenters would leave sweet messages like “Megan Johnson is just awful.” Now, she’s a contributor to publications like People Magazine, Trulia and Architectural Digest.



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