location: The Supposedly Empty House.
What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A residential
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In a brief scene in Episode 10 (of Season 4), "Lost Boys".
is desperately trying to find the Trinity Killer, before he can kill the
young boy he abducted from an arcade.
Dexter learns from Arthur's son that Trinity was looking at real estate websites, and comes to the conclusion that Arthur was looking for empty houses, where he could commit his crimes.
So Dexter begins methodically checking out empty houses from those listings.
In this scene, Dexter goes to one supposedly empty house, at night, walks around to the back of the house, and peeks in a rear window.
But instead of seeing an empty house, he instead see's a nude woman - on top of a guy. She doesn't see Dexter.
Realizing the house isn't empty, Dexter beats a hasty retreat to his car, where he gets an unexpected phone call from Rita.
The same house
is seen again (appearing as another house) in the later scene where Dexter
goes down into a basement, looking for the lost boy, and finds instead
a homeless family squatting there. A poor woman, holding a child, says
they have nowhere else to go, and asks him not to tell. He says he
A. A residential home, but not in Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This is the very same house that they used (in the third season) for Teegan's house, where Dexter killed Freebo.
The house is directly across the street from the Sunset-Gower studio where "Dexter" is filmed, at 1432 Gordon Street, in Hollywood, on the east side of the street.
The front of the house itself isn't shown, just the back yard, rear window, and side walkway (as well as the view across the street) - which is similar to the way they filmed the house for the Teegan scenes...
Warning: This is a private home. Do not
knock on their door, trespass on their property, or do
They used the
same house again in Season Five, for the interiors
of Boyd Fowler's house.
The house is just a few doors north of Anton's apartment house, and only a block from the strip mall where they shot the scene of Nikki spotting the newspaper headline (which is also seen in the background of the scene of Trinity buying cement).
It is also 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.
this house (which was the home of Freebo's dead girlfriend, Teegan) with
Freebo's own house, which was located
in San Pedro.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. I had basically given up on finding this one.
The scene was shot at night, and there were very few clues to go on.
Fortunately, I got a tip from a fan, Rick, who told me it was at 1432 Gordon Street, in Hollywood.
I went to take a look, via Google StreetView, and confirmed that it was the right place. The shingled walls, the side fence, the pronged gate, and most importantly, the big studio garage across the street all matched.
It was then, when I saw the front of the home via StreetView, that I realized this was none other than "Teegan's house".
That made perfect
sense. It's right across the street from the studio, and since both scenes
were dark, and didn't show much of the house, the chance of viewers recognizing
it as the same place would be virtually nil. (Thanks,
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