location: Hannah's House.
In that season, they used the
home's back yard, and it seems it was the same back yard that attracted
them again this time around. Only instead of a bomb shelter back
there, this time, there's a nursery tucked away in the back.
You'll find the house at 4065 Locust Avenue, in Long Beach, CA, on the west side of the street, just south of San Antonio Drive.
surrounded by a
fence, and has a slightly unusual driveway on the right side that leads
into the back (at first, I thought it belonged to the house next
door). Aerial photos do seem to show some kind of small
in back, in addition to a free-standing garage - but it's definitely
not a nursery. (Zoning would never allow a commercial business in this
kind of residential neighborhood.) That was a temporary set.
also repainted the house white with a pink/orange trim, but repainted
it afterwards. (Or else they altered the house color in post production
- can't be sure which.)
Dexter has shot a lot in this neighborhood over the years, including Trinity's home, LaGuerta's home, Prado's home, a Neighborhood Watch scene, and a backyard pool party scene.
I shot the photos below in 2012.
Warning: This is a private home. Do not trespass
on their property, knock on their door,
Here is an aerial photo of the location. Here is a Google StreetView.
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.
I knew this house from Season 4, when it was Trinity's bomb-shelter house,
and I probably would have recognized it and its white picket
fence. But even that wasn't necessary, since the street number
(4065) is clearly visible in large numbers on the top of the curb, as
Angel & Dexter arrive at her house for the first time. (Plus,
we get a good view of the houses on the other side of Locust Avenue, in
case there was any doubt.)
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