Dexter Filming Locations: Estrada's wife's apartment

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The location: Estrada's wife's apartment

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

    A. An apartment building.

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

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 12, the finale of Season 7, "Surprise, Motherf**ker!"

    Dexter is still hunting Hector Estrada, the man who ordered the murder of his mother.  He had him once in his kill room, but Estrada escaped. 

    And now he knows who Dexter is...  So it's even more urgent that Dexter find him.

    In this scene, Dexter goes to this apartment building, which was his last known address of Estrada's wife.  Since Estrada is on the run from both him and the police, Dexter figures he has nowhere else to turn.

    When Estrada's wife opens the door, Dexter pretends to be Hector's parole officer.  She claims that she hasn't seen him in years.  But Dexter notices that she is still wearing his wedding ring.

    Later, we see Dexter sitting in his car, outside her apartment, as he watches her come out, get in her car and drive away.  He follows her.

    She later rendezvous with Estrada at a park.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. An apartment house - just not in Miami.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This is 1212 N. Beachwood Drive, in Hollywood.

    (It appears that they painted parts of the building a shade of pink/magenta for the filming.)

    That's on the east side of Beachwood, just north of Lexington Ave, just a block south of the Sunset-Gower studio where they film Dexter.
    It's also just two blocks north of the cemetery where they filmed the Speltzer scenes this season (and Rita's funeral previously).

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 would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode airs, I already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Elaine, Mia, Joel, Susan, Eric, Jeff, Kerry & others. My thanks to all of them.

    This tip came from Rick.  (Thanks, Rick!)

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