Netflix adapted another creepy story into a TV show, and The Watcher was released as another great crime miniseries. It is a show based on real-life events and tells a story about a Broaddus family who moves into what they thought would be their suburban dream house. But, not long after, they receive threatening letters from the person who calls himself The Watcher. The real house where these events were happening is situated in Westfield, New Jersey, and in this article, we reveal The Watcher filming locations. So, The Watcher, where is Netflix’s show filmed?
The Watcher is filmed in New York. The show is mainly filmed in Westchester County and parts of it are filmed in New York City. The show producer decided not to use a house where the real-life events happened at 657 Boulevard, Westfield, New Jersey because they decided that a different, more modern house is more suitable for filming.
The house where the real-life events took place is situated at 657 Boulevard, Westfield, New Jersey, and was built in 1905. It has six bedrooms, four baths, and multiple fireplaces. However, the residence that is used for filming is made in 2016 and the show states that the house was constructed in 1921 and consists of five baths, four bedrooms, a pool, a semi-finished basement, and a semi-finished attic. Some things were changed for the show’s purpose, so let’s take a closer look at the filming locations.
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The Watcher was filmed in New York in several locations
Nowadays it is popular that producers of movies and shows use various different locations for shooting. However, The Watcher was filmed entirely in New York, as the main shooting location was in Westchester County and parts of the show were filmed in New York City. Westchester County was the place where the production team also situated their camp during filming. Their camp was located at 1 Warrington Lane in the coastal suburban city of Rye.
As for New York City, the crew members and cast were seen shooting scenes at McCarren Park at 776 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn. Apparently, some of the key scenes were shot there. The other location east of New York City was The Tides Motor Inn at 888 Bayville Road in Locust Valley. A big part of the storyline is centered around the luxurious house into which the Broaddus family moves.
The house that is used for shooting is situated about 25 miles northeast of Manhattan in Rye, New York. This residence is modern built and luxurious. It was built in 2016 by the Greenwich, Connecticut-based Douglas VanderHorn architectural firm. Surrounded by 1.25 acres of land and with 10,166 square feet, this house really has everything. There are six bedrooms and seven baths. There is also a home theater, a chef’s kitchen, an indoor basketball court, a gym, and many more modern things.
The courtyard of the house is equally stunning. There is a vast driveway, an outdoor fireplace, grassy gardens, and a spacious terrace among many other inventories. It is believed that only the exterior of the Rye property is being utilized in the series while the interior is actually a set that was created based on the model of the house. In that way, some elements could be added for the purpose of the show such as a dumbwaiter large enough to fit a person.
So, even though the real Rye property was used for shooting, there are still some differences between the fictional home and the real Rye residence. There are also differences between Broaddus’s residence in the show and the real-life home where The Watcher sent letters.
The house in the show is significantly larger than the real-life home. The real house, which sits on almost half an acre, is even older than the one in the series, having been built in 1905. It has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and multiple fireplaces, but no pool. On the other hand, the show state that the house is built in 1921 and consists of five baths, four bedrooms, a pool, a semi-finished basement, and a semi-finished attic.
The Watcher is filmed mainly in Westchester County where the production team situated their camp during the filming. Their camp was located at 1 Warrington Lane in the coastal suburban city of Rye. Other parts of the show were filmed in New York City at McCarren Park at 776 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn and at The Tides Motor Inn at 888 Bayville Road in Locust Valley.
The house that is used for shooting is situated in Rye, New York and it was built in 2016 by the Greenwich, Connecticut-based Douglas VanderHorn architectural firm. This residence is modern and luxurious, and it is believed that only the exterior of the house was used as a set, while the interior of the house was only used as a model on which the set was created.