Dexter Filming Locations: Yates' Lair

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The location: Yates' Lair

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

    A. A residential house.

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

    A. 157 Montgomery, in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 5, of Season 8, "This Little Piggy".

    Don't confuse this location with Yates' home.

    After Dexter breaks into Yates' original house, and discovers evidence of his murders, Yates goes on the run.

    He resurfaces at Dr. Vogel's house, where he smashes a window and kidnaps Vogel.

    He takes her to this house, at 157 Montgomery, where he begins to torture her.  She attempts to outwit him, by assuming a maternal character and reminding him of how badly his mother treated him.

    When he's not looking, she calls Dexter from Yates' phone, and leaves it on, hidden in a box.

    Dexter gets the call, has it traced, and speeds to the address.

    When he gets there, Dexter finds Vogel still alive, but tied up in a closet, with Yates hiding under a bed.

    Dex kills him by impaling him with a sharp curtain rod.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A residential house.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This scene was shot inside a home at
    157 N. Lucerne Blvd, in the Hancock Park district of Los Angeles.

    That's on the west side of the street, midway between 1st Street & Beverly Drive.

    It's less than a mile northeast of the Hamilton mansion, seen earlier in the same episode.

Here is a Google StreetView of the exterior:

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

Here is an aerial photo of the location.  And here is a map link.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  I honestly didn't think I'd be able to find this.  It was strictly an interior scene, and the outside of the house is never shown.

    Thanks to Rick, I knew a few addresses where they had filmed for this episode, but since Google StreetView only shows you the exteriors of the homes, I didn't think I stood much of a chance of figuring out which one had a matching interior.

    I Googled those addresses, hoping that one of them might be up for sale, and might have interior photos posted on a real estate site.  And sure enough, fortune was smiling.  When I checked out 157 N. Lucerne, I found this website:, which had photos of the home's interior.

Despite the fact that they had repainted the room blue, and replaced all the furnishings,
I was 
able to match up the distinctive white fireplace seen in this MLS photo of 157 Lucerne:

with the same white fireplace (& arched window) seen in this screenshot from the show:

And here's a close-up of that white fireplace (from later in the episode):

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