Dexter Filming Locations: Hannah's house & her "Hannah-Flora Nursery"

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The location: Hannah's House.

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

    A. A residential home, with a nursery (called Hannah-Flora Nursery) in the back yard.

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

    A. 4065 S. Begonia Street, in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 3, of Season 7, "Buck the System".  But this location shows up often throughout this season.

    After convicted murderer Wayne Randall kills himself (in front of the Frosty Swirl), his mother comes to the police and gives them his remaining belongings, in case they might help the police find the bodies of his victims.

    After they discover three small keepsakes that might be a killer's trophies, they go to the house of contact his former girlfriend, Hannah McKay, who went on a killing spree with him back when she was 15.

    In the first scene, Dexter & Angel arrive at Hannah's house so Dexter can get a DNA sample from her.  They park out front, then walk up her driveway into the back yard, where they step into her greenhouse full of flowers.

    Angel asks her a few questions, and complains about the heat inside.

    Hannah isn't very cooperative,saying it was a long time ago, and she just wants to be left alone.

    But Dexter has a court order, so she allows him to swab the inside of her cheek for a DNA sample, and she manages to subtlely flirt just a little in the process.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A residential home (with no nursery in the back yard).

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This is the same Long Beach house that Dexter used in Season Four as the bomb-shelter house, where the Trinity Killer kept a boy prisoner.

    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.

    It's surrounded by a white picket 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 outbuilding 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.

    They 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.

    In fact, Trinty's house is just three houses to the north of Hannah's place.

    I shot the photos below in 2012.

    [ Warning: This is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property, knock on their door,
    or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]

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.

    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.

    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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