location: Anton's Apartment House.
What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. An apartment
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
A. In Miami.
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. It is the apartment belonging to Anton Briggs, a pot-smoking musician turned police informant who becomes romantically involved with Debra.
We see the apartment house several times in Season 3, including:
A. An apartment house, but not in Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. The apartment house is directly across the street from the Sunset-Gower studio where "Dexter" is filmed, at 1332 Gordon Street, in Hollywood.
There are actually two (virtual twin) apartment houses there, side by side. The one used in the scene is the one to the north.
Those palm trees (which Debra spots) aren't really there. In fact, for that shot where Debra is up on the balcony, the apartment house was re-created in the studio.
The scenes of the police search of the back yard appear to have also been shot at the same apartment house on Gordon St.
( Oddly enough, after using this apartment building for multiple scenes, in some later episodes (such as Episode 8), they started using an establishing exterior shot of a completely different - yellow - building. I have no idea where that yellow building is, but it's definitely not the same one seen in the other the Anton apartment scenes. )
shot the photos below in 2009
Warning: These are private apartments. Do
not knock on their doors, trespass on their property,
It's just a
few doors south of Teegan's house. And
it's also is near several other "Dexter" third-season locations,
including the tailor shop (where Dexter
is grabbed by the Skinner), the school where
he picks up Rita's kids, the traffic accident
scene, the hooker motel, as well as the
homes of Wendell Owens and Ramon Prado.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. I had a hunch that this one was probably in the Hollywood area, but I made the mistake of looking in the neighborhoods west and north of the Sunset-Gower Studio, when in fact, it was hiding in plain sight, just one street east of the studio.
I received a tip that it was on Gordon Street, and was able to pinpoint
it by matching aerial photos to the screencaps. A visit in person to shoot
the photos (above) left no doubt.
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