The location: The Suicide House
The home and
the park are just a few blocks west of the fake botanica,
seen in the next episode, and north of the church where they filmed the
funeral home scene. It's about a mile
west of the garage where they filmed the moving
van rental scene. And it's not far from the Shoreline Village area,
where they have filmed numerous scenes.
I shot the photos below in October 2010:
is a private home. Do not trespass
on their property,
On the other
hand, it is a perfect match of the door of Boyd's
house (as this Bing
view shows). So there's a strong possibility that the interiors of
this "suicide house" were actually shot at "Boyd's house"
(at 1444 Gordon Street, in Hollywood), while the interiors of Boyd's
house were actually shot at yet another house on Gordon Street (1432)...
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes. By the 5th season, though, I'd 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, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Joel, Geoff, Ellen, Julie, Susan, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
Rick had tipped me early on that they were filming in and around Drake Park, so when I saw this house I figured it was probably close to the park. But before I had a chance to go looking for it, I got an email from another prime tipster, Geoff, who had found it, and sent me the address. (Thanks, Geoff!)
I double-checked it via Google StreetView, then drove back to the park and shot the matching photo of the house.
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