The location: Lyle Sussman's house
In Episode 5, "This Little Piggy", there is a brief scene in which Dexter (trying to locate Yates' lair,
where Dr Vogel is being held) peeks into a house through a window, and
sees only a boy watching TV. That scene was shot outside this same
house at 1211 N. Beachwood, that was used as Sussman's house. The
window Dex looks in is on the south side of the house.
That scene continues with Dexter
talking to Debra, and her placing an emergency phone call to Elway, to
have him trace the number of Yates' phone. They shot that
conversation on Beachwood Drive, right across the street from Sussman's
house, in front of 1206 Beachwood.
Here is a Google StreetView of the house:
[ Warning: This is private home. Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything that might disturb the residents. ]
Here is an aerial photo of the location. And here is a map link.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In the early seasons, I
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using
clues from the various scenes. By the now, though, I've developed
a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.
This tip came from Rick. (Thanks, Rick!)
Although this is an almost
entirely interior scene, if you take a close look at the shot where
Dexter looks out the window and sees Batista's car pull into the
driveway, you'll note that you can see the same white fence visible in
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