Festive start of construction 30 homes ‘In de Luwte’ in Drachten

02 September 2022

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On Friday afternoon, area developer VanWonen gave the go-ahead for the construction of the next 30 (of 158) homes in the In de Luwte project in Drachten. It concerns 16 terraced houses and 14 end-of-terrace houses. The future residents toasted to a bright future on the Drachtstervaart.


Time capsule 
With the burial of a time capsule, the symbolic go-ahead was given for the construction. The time capsule contains an official certificate signed by the parties involved and the newspaper of that day. 

Healthy and sustainable living on the waterfront
The experience of the seasons and life in and around the water are what makes the In de Luwte project stand out. Almost all the houses are located on the waterfront or look out over the water. On all three islands in the project, playgrounds will be created. They are designed from the perspective of the area’s history. VanWonen will mark these playgrounds as no-smoking zones. Mireille Jeurnink, VanWonen’s Director of Property Development: “These homes on the Drachtstervaart are the next phase in our project In de Luwte. With it, we are creating a sustainable and healthy new living environment. We believe that all children should be able to play and grow up in a healthy, and therefore smoke-free environment. As a partner of the Smoke-Free Generation, we see to it that the playgrounds we provide here are smoke-free. It’s part of our VanWonen mission: creating homes and living environments for the healthiest generations.”

In de Luwte planning
The 30 homes will be completed in the third quarter of 2023. In de Luwte is the last project in Drachtstervaart. The homes of the last phase of In de Luwte (3C and 3D) are currently on sale: 10 spacious semi-detached houses overlooking the Drachtstervaart and 17 luxury semi-detached townhouses. Henk Troost, director of contracting firm Dons en Troost: “We are proud that once again we have been contracted to build these new, sustainable, gas-free houses.” 

In de Luwte
Living in Friesland at an extraordinary location in Drachten: the Drachtstervaart is perfect for anyone who wants to live in a green, spacious and water-rich environment. It is the ideal place to buy a new build directly on the waterway that connects to the Frisian lakes. There is something for everyone: terraced and end-of-terrace houses, semi-detached houses, detached houses, and vacant lots. 

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