location: Matt Chambers' House.
What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A house.
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 Two: "Crocodile".
has been stalking Matt Chambers, a killer who runs people down when driving
drunk, and then moves to another town to do it again.
In this scene (following an encounter at a bar
which convinces Dexter that Chambers is guilty), Dexter is parked
outside Chamber's house at night, hypodermic needle in hand, ready to
We see Chambers pull up in the driveway, get out of his car, and stagger into the house.
But just then, Dexter gets a text message from Debra, saying that it's important that he meet her at Loco's Crab Shack.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. An actual house.
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This house is located right across the street (east of) the Sunset-Gower Studio where "Dexter" is filmed.
Here is a photo of the house from a real estate listing:
Here is an aerial photo of the location. And here is a map link.
[ 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. ]
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
This scene is so brief and so dark, that I didn't spend much time
looking for it back when I was first finding the locations from the
first season. I actually thought it might be in Miami, since they
had filmed there for the first few episodes.
All I knew is that a number on the front porch (seen as Matt pulls up in his car) seemed to read 1336.
they have filmed on that street so often in the past, that I've become
acquainted with its "look" in the years since, and when I rewatched the
second episode in 2011, I immediately knew it was probably Gordon Street.
I checked Google StreetView, but that didn't help much, because the trees & bushes in front of the house had grown so much since then that you can't really see the house in the StreetView. You can only see driveway where Matt parked, and (if you pan to the left) the same large palm tree (just north of the home) where Dexter parked.
Dexter screenshots from the show and all related characters & elements
are trademarks of and © Showtime.