location: Arlene's house
A. This house is located at 1442 Gordon Street, in Hollywood.
That's right across the street from (east of) the Sunset-Gower studio where they film Dexter.
They actually only used the back yard for this scene. There is a second house in the back (1440), and this scene appears to have been shot in between the two.
They have shot at many of the
homes on Gordon Street in the past (not to mention nearby Fountain
Ave), using the streets as a virtual back lot for the show.
These Gordon houses have been everything from Doakes' apartment to Boyd Fowler's house.
Here is a Google Streetview of the location
[ Warning: This is private home. Do not trespass on their property,
In the 8th and final season, they returned to Arlene's house, but this
time they used a different house, on Beachwood Drive. You can read
about that new location here.
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 would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
This tip came from Rick, and it's a good thing because this kind of back yard location could have been next-to-impossible to find... (Thanks, Rick!)
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