Ockham Residential


2 Finch Street, Morningside


Aalto is our long-overdue debut in Morningside. It’s a smaller, boutique project – just 39 apartments – in a striking red-brick building inspired by the great Finnish designer Alvar Aalto.

Let’s take it from the top. Pull up a chair, blag a beanbag, lay claim to a lounger. Make yourself at home here in Aalto’s top floor residents’ ranch, part of the communal hub which includes a separate work-from-home office, and guest bedroom for visiting chums. Now stroll out onto the rooftop terrace and step into one of the best views in Auckland. You’re king of the world up here, queen of all you survey — you’re part of the city, savouring the buzz, but tucked away in this oasis of calm. This is the life!

And this is the ’hood! Aalto is just a minute’s walk from Fowlds Park. You’re five minutes from the eclectic marvellousness of Morningside and the train station. Less than 10 minutes stroll to Kingsland, 15 minutes to St Lukes, the same wander to Western Springs. The CBD is a mere 3.3km away: the bike path at the bottom of the street will have you in town inside 10 minutes.

Central to the Ockham ethos is that we build where people want to live. Close to public transport, close to the action. Life is too short to live in urban sprawl an hour (or more) away, then slog it back in along clogged motorways. Car-free living is the goal: Aalto has no car parks, but a huge bike/scooter storage room with EV charging points everywhere, and a bookable shared electric Cityhop car outside.

Life’s too short, too, to spend your weekends doing chores. We use time-honoured, classic materials at Ockham which look good, weather splendidly and require very little upkeep. Our maxim is to bring the awesome Auckland lifestyle to as many of our people as we can: with Aalto, our 18th development, everything’s come together beautifully.

The Aalto Local’s Guide to Morningside

You’ll need a nice pair of Nikes at Aalto — or All Stars or Allbirds or Birkenstocks or Blundstones — because you’ll want to walk everywhere. It’s just too quick, too easy — too central — to bother with checking bus or train timetables.

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