The school parking lot where Desmond staged a hit-and-run on Locke in his wheelchair (“Everybody Loves Hugo,” Ep. 6×12) was August Ahrens Elementary School in Waipahu (94-1170 Waipahu St.). Continue reading August Ahrens Elementary School
The high school where Locke worked as a substitute teacher and met Ben off-island (“The Substitute,” Ep. 6×04) is Waipahu High School (94-1211 Farrington Highway). We later learn that Dr. Arzt is a science teacher and Alex is a student at the same school (“Dr. Linus,” Ep. 6×07). They used the outdoor halls, gym, a classroom and teachers’ lounge. Continue reading Waipahu High School
Cowin Heights High School, which Locke attended as a teen, and where a science teacher suggests he attend a summer camp with Mittelos Laboratories (“Cabin Fever,” Ep. 4×11), was Leilehua High School in Wahiawa. Continue reading Leilehua High School
Mr. Eko’s Nigerian village (“The 23rd Psalm,” Ep. 2×10), and the spot where Sawyer and Cassidy planned their jewelry con (“The Long Con,” Ep. 2×13) were all filmed in historic Waialua town, anchored by the former Waialua Sugar Mill. The mill complex is now home to several specialty and industrial retailers. Continue reading Waialua Sugar Mill
The suburban home where Sawyer and Cassidy shacked up (“The Long Con,” Ep. 2×13) was played by model homes in Mililani Mauka (Lehiwa Dr.). Specifically, developer Castle & Cooke’s “American Classics” showcase “Residence 2” (living room and entry) and “Residence 6” (bedroom).
These are now private homes that have been restored and sold in the market by a huge value. This house was restored but basically just the exterior so the movie side would still be intact and an impact for the buyer which actually was looking for this house. Almost all structural problems were solvable to some degree, but the more severe will impact on your ability to finance the project and insure the end result, and the exterior was managed by professionals by changing the roofing, the look of the curb appeal with the sidings and with professionals that know how to install hardie board to make it perfect as it was. Also the garden was renovated as it was a new place.
When it comes to this project, renovation is more akin to restoration than remodelling — that is to say, bringing something back to its original state, to reinvigorate and refresh. Remodelling, on the other hand, essentially refers to changing a building, perhaps through altering its layout or extending.
Of course what most owners of old houses end up doing is a combination of the two but with this one the restoration was the key— returning original features and the bare bones of the property to their former glory whilst playing around with the layout in order to make the house more suitable for modern-day living.
The store where Locke worked and where his mother confronted him (“Deus Ex Machina,” Ep. 1×19) was the Costco Wholesale warehouse in Waipio (94-1231 Ka Uka Blvd.). Continue reading Costco Wholesale Waipio
The show has used two homes on this residential street in Waikele. First, the suburban home that Locke inspected for Nadia (“Lockdown,” Ep. 2×17), is 94-1003 Alelo St. Second, almost directly across the street is the home where Locke and Helen lived (“The Substitute,” Ep. 6×04). These are private residences. Continue reading Alelo Street