WESTFIELD, NJ — The owners of Westfield’s infamous “Watcher” house, 657 Boulevard, have filed a zoning application with the Westfield Planning Board to have the Dutch colonial torn down and replaced with two new homes, according to a Westfield resident who said she and other neighbors were advised of the plans in an official letter Saturday. Site plans obtained Monday confirm this.
A public hearing on the matter would take place Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building.
The owners of the house, who bought it for $1.3 million in 2014, have claimed that disturbing letters signed “The Watcher” are preventing them from being able to sell six-bedroom home, which they never moved into. They are suing on the grounds that the former owners did not disclose to them the creepy letters prior to closing.
The house was placed back on the market in March for $1.25 million.
A motion to dismiss the entirety of the lawsuit was rejected on in August by a Superior Court judge.