Dexter Filming Locations: Isaak's Mansion

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The location: Isaak's Mansion

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

    A. A mansion.

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

    A. In Kiev, Ukraine.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 1, of Season 7, "Are You...?".

    George, the manager of the Fox Hole strip club places a phone call. The camera cuts to the sumptuously furnished interior of a handsome home in Kiev, where an obviously wealthy, powerful man (Ray Stevenson) sits surrounded by servants, security and personal assistants.

    Answering the phone call, the wealthy man identifies himself as "Isaak".

    George informs him that Viktor left on an evening flight to Kiev (unaware that Dexter intercepted him at the Miami Airport).

    Isaak asks "What about the dead police officer?" (confirming the fact that both he & George are aware of Viktor's involvement in the murder of detective Mike Anderson). George tells him that it's still a problem, but that the police have no evidence to use against them, and that he will make the problem "go away".

    Isaak looks smug as he ends the call.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A mansion.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This was shot in the Petitfils-Boos House, an Italian Renaissance Revival mansion in Hancock Park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    However, only the interior was used in this scene.

    You'll find it at 545 S Plymouth Blvd. (at the NW corner of Plymouth & 6th St), in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

    The 8,594 square-foot home was built in 1922 by architect Charles F. Plummer, who also built the Orpheum Theatre (in downtown), the Pig 'n Whistle restaurant (in Hollywood), and the landmark Pan-Pacific Auditorium.

    When last sold, in 2004, it went for $4 million.

    [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 got this tip from Rick, which was confirmed by F.P.  [Thanks Rick!]

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