The location: Teegan's House.

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A residential home.


Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. At 22 Lincoln Lane, in Miami.


Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 2 (of Season 3), "Finding Freebo".

    Earlier, Dexter had been stalking Freebo at his house, when he accidentally stumbled into a fight scene and was forced to kill Oscar Prado in self defense. Freebo himself escaped during the melee.

    Both Dexter and the police were now hunting Freebo. And when Freebo's girlfriend, Teegan, turns up dead, everyone (including Dexter) assumes that Freebo murdered her.

    To try to find clues about Freebo's possible whereabouts, Dexter breaks into this house.  It is the home of his dead girlfriend,Teegan, and what Dexter doesn't know is that Freebo is hiding out there.

    So Dex is surprised when he spots a nude Freebo walking around Teegan's house.

    Unprepared, Dexter hurries home to get his killing tools, then returns and dispatches Freebo in his usual bloody ritual.

    Little does Dexter know, however, that assistant district attorney Miguel Prado has also come to Teegan's house that night, looking for his brother's killer. Instead, Prado bumps into Dexter, catching him literally red-handed, still holding the knife he used to kill Freebo.

    Dexter is shocked, however, when the gun-wielding Prado doesn't arrest him, but instead hugs him warmly, and thanks him for killing the man who (Miguel believes) murdered his brother.

    It turns out that Prado had come there hoping to kill Freebo himself, but unsure of whether he would be able to go through with it -
    and he is relieved that Dexter did the deed for him.

    ( UPDATE: In the fourth season, they used the back of this same home once again, in the scene where Dexter looks in the window of a supposedly vacant house and sees a nude woman having sex. ).


Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A residential home, but not in Miami.


Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. The house is directly across the street from the Sunset-Gower studio where "Dexter" is filmed, on Gordon Street.

    I'm 99% sure it's the house at 1432 Gordon Street, in Hollywood, on the east side of the street.

    But if you take another look at the scene, you'll notice that the entire scene was shot in the back yard of the home, so the front of the house is never seen. And since the aerial photos can't show many details of the tree-covered back yard, I can't be 100% positive.

    Dexter is seen coming out of the home's back door, and later dragging Freebo's unconscious body across the back yard, to a garage, where he killed Freebo.  The house is real, of course, as is the yard (where he is later confronted by Miguel Prado). The interior of that garage, though, where Dexter supposedly killed Freebo, was actually just a set built at the studio. But there actually is a detached garage back there, hidden under all those trees. 


    [ Warning: This is a private home.  Do not knock on their door, trespass on their property, or do
    anything else that might disturb the residents. And don't even think of entering their back yard! ]



    Here is an aerial photo of the house . And here is a map link.


    The house is just a few doors north of Anton's apartment house, and 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.

    Don't confuse this house (which is 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. This was almost impossible. The front of the house is never shown, and there just weren't enough clues in the dark back yard scene to allow me to find it somewhere in all of greater L.A.

    Because Freebo's own house was in San Pedro (and Teegan's murder site was there as well), my initial guess was that this house would probably be nearby those two other locations. But I was wrong.

    After spending ages hunting for it in Pedro, and turning up nothing, I eventually gave up finding it on my own.

    It wasn't until later, when I received a tip (from a departed artist) that the house was really across the street from the studio, that I eventually found it. (Thanks!)

    Even then, pinpointing the exact house on the street wasn't easy, since I didn't know what the front of the house looked like, and the aerial photos didn't reveal much of the back yard. Finally, though, I was able to pick up on a few small but important details in the aerial photos (centering around the back roof and general layout), and nailed down what I believe is the exact location.



 
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