PASCO COUNTY, Fla — If you’re a movie buff, you probably already know just how special the small home on the corner Tinsmith Circle really is.
“The house wasn’t necessarily being built that way but it still is that,” said
It’s somewhat amusing to see people drive by, take pictures and stand in awe of the standard 3-bedroom home. But, that’s because it was made famous 30 years ago when Edward Scissorhands moved in.
“I was an Edward Scissorhands junkie when I was a kid,” said DJ Joyner, who drove by to show his daughter and take a picture in front of the house.
When you step inside, it’s like walking onto a movie set. Features in the home have remained untouched three decades later.
“The kitchen is still original with the countertops and the cabinets,” said Stacie Savoy, a Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services Florida Properties group.
The owner of the house bought it in 1992, two years after the movie was made. She is now selling it so she can retire and move closer to family.
When the house hit the market the listing captured global interest.
“It’s just an awesome chance to get a piece of pretty much iconic cinema history,” said Savoy, as she walked out onto the back patio. “This is where all of the haircuts took place. This was the barbecue scene with Edward getting fed the ambrosia salad.”
Tim Burton, the director of the movie, explained to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission why he likes to shoot in the Tampa Bay area.
“There’s something about it that felt very connected to me — very personal,” he said.
Some of what’s seen in the film is a part of movie magic.
Like the Castle, Edward grows up in. It was constructed near Orlando and superimposed into the frame at the end of the cul-de-sac.
“Definitely the basement scene,” said Savoy. “Please do not come into the house and start looking for the basement or digging for it.”
And the rooms don’t seem to be the same ones seen on the silver screen.
The home is going for $220,000 but may have a buyer lined up as of Thursday.
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