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 waterfall where Sawyer and Kate took a dip and found the gun case (“Whatever the Case May Be,” Ep. 1×12) was part of Waimea Valley, formerly the Waimea Valley Audubon Center (59-864 Kamehameha Highway). Nikki and Paolo later visited the same spot (“Expose,” Ep. 3×14). Continue reading Waimea Valley
The waterfront bar where Ana Lucia and Dr. Shepherd parted company in Sydney (“Two for the Road,” Ep. 2×20), briefly bumping into Sawyer, was Fisherman’s Wharf at the end of Ward Ave. (1009 Ala Moana Blvd.). The locations crew put up a sign with reversed letters and a backwards stop sign, then flipped the film in order to create the illusion of right-hand drive cars. Continue reading Fisherman’s Wharf
The police station where Sarah finds Jack (”A Tale of Two Cities,” Ep. 3×01), and where Sawyer and Miles work (“Recon,” Ep. 6×08), is the old Honolulu Police Station building at the corner of Merchant and Bethel streets, now called the Walter Murray Gibson Building (842 Bethel St.). Continue reading Walter Murray Gibson Building
The police station where we saw Boone and Sawyer (“Hearts and Minds,” Ep. 1×13) was a retail space downtown (50 N. King Street, now Do’s Formals, but years ago it was a bank). Continue reading 50 North King Street
The restaurant where Sawyer and Jessica try to con her husband David (”Confidence Man,” Ep. 1×08) and where Achara dined with — and later tattooed — Jack in Thailand (”Stranger in a Strange Land,” Ep. 3×09) is Indigo Restaurant (1121 Nuuanu Ave.). Continue reading Indigo Restaurant