The hospital that was the nexus of several storylines in the flash-sideways in Season 6 was the Nuuanu location of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (226 North Kuakini Street). Jack and Juliet worked there, and patients included Claire, Locke, Sun, and Sayid’s brother. Visitors included Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Nadia, Helen, and David. The location was also used to portray the care home where Anthony Cooper lived (“The Candidate, Ep. 6×14). Continue reading Rehab Hospital of the Pacific
The broad, majestic Ko’olau mountain ridge seen in a memorable wide shot in the pilot episode (“Pilot,” Ep. 1×01) is viewed from Ka’a’awa Valley, also known as Kualoa Valley. The same view is revisited during the conversation between Jacob and the Man in Black during Season Six (“Ab Aeterno,” Ep. 6×09). The valley contains a number of iconic “LOST” locations. Continue reading Kaaawa Valley
The busy Los Angeles street where Sawyer meets Miles and tells him about his past, and where Kate crashes her car and runs down an adjacent alley (“Recon,” Ep. 6×08), is at the intersection of Fort Street Mall and Beretania Street in downtown Honolulu. Continue reading Fort Street Mall – Beretania Street
The fancy bar and restaurant where Sawyer met his blind date Charlotte (“Recon,” Ep. 6×08) was the Diamond Head Grill in The Lotus at Diamond Head hotel (2885 Kalakaua Ave., formerly the W Hotel) in Waikiki. Continue reading Diamond Head Grill
One of the final scenes of “LOST,” in which most of the characters came together in the flash-sideways before “moving on” (Ep. 6×17, “The End”), was filmed inside the St. Margaret Mary Chapel at Sacred Hearts Academy (3253 Waialae Avenue) in Kaimuki. It was the same church where the “Lamp Post” station was hidden (Ep. 5×05, “This Place Is Death,” and Ep. 5×06, “316”). The grounds of Sacred Hearts Academy were used for several exterior shots in the same episodes. Continue reading Sacred Hearts Academy
The bustling arrivals and baggage claim area of Los Angeles International Airport was filmed at the Honolulu International Airport, in and around Baggage Claim F (lower level, east end). This includes the small office where Jack and Locke meet, the tunnel and skylight Kate sees as she flees the building, and the pickup area where Kate jumps into Claire’s taxi cab. Note that the customs station where Jin and Sun are stopped is a different location. Continue reading Honolulu International Airport
The church where young Sawyer attended his parents’ double funeral, and where Jacob visited him (“The Incident,” Ep. 5×16), was Ewa Community Church in Ewa Beach (91-1258 Renton Rd.). Continue reading Ewa Community Church
The gas station where Sawyer and Cassidy pulled their jewelry con (“The Long Con,” Ep. 2×13) was Waialua Service, formerly Eric’s Expert Service, in Waialua (67-016 Farrington Hwy.). The station’s actual name and sign (at the time) were actually used in the episode. Continue reading Waialua Service
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.