There are four fully renovated apartments at the Marnixlaan in Utrecht. The building was built in 1919 and divided into several apartments. All apartments have a living area of about 60 m² and the apartments can be reached via a common door, located in the district of Zuilen. The apartments are within walking distance of Station Zuilen. The center is reachable in a few minutes. Covast bought the building in poor condition and sold it after renovation.
Zuilen is the largest neighborhood of Northwest. It lies between the river Vecht, the railway between Utrecht and Amsterdam and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. Originally the old and new part of Zuilen formed an entire village. The village exists since the early Middle Ages. Zuilen had its independent municipality until 1954. The former town hall was transformed into a grand café/restaurant under the name De Parel van Zuilen.
Especially older residents are attached to their neighborhood. Many of them have lived here all their lives and do not want to leave anymore. Zuilen has a thriving voluntary sector, numerous of residents’ organizations and local foundations. Furthermore, the neighborhood has several social societies and sports clubs. Zuilen also has its own museum on the Amsterdamsestraatweg. In addition to the original inhabitants, many workers of different nationalities came to Zuilen in the eighties and nineties.