Ockham Residential


1 Oakley Avenue, Waterview


The striking next instalment of Ockham Residential’s story, Kōkihi is an elegant, enduring and affordable development destined to become a feature of its community. Let’s take you there.

A supremely located seaside suburb that lives up to the name, Waterview sits just 6.5km from Auckland’s CBD. Here you’re on the edge of the action plenty of bustle and buzz, but without the bedlam. Waterview’s the hub that leads everywhere, connecting the motorways and cycleways which take you north, south, east and west.

A building has to be of the highest quality to belong here. And Kōkihi hits the mark in every way: three buildings, each with the widely admired Ockham ‘look’ timeless brick and precast concrete facades. There’s the Ockham emphasis on lifestyle a ground floor residents’ lounge flowing out to a large garden and pool.

These are buildings that people like to look at and live in. With Ockham’s emphasis on longevity, durability and low-maintenance elegance at every turn, Kōkihi is as handsome inside as out. With double-glazing and excellent inter-tenancy soundproofing you’re quiet and tucked away but with the bonus of the Kōkihi Community there when you want it.

Completed June 2021.

Design Inspiration

Kōkihi’s exterior brickwork grabs the eye at once. The layering of coloured bricks, mortar colours and extruded bricks is a striking but also subtle homage to the tukutuku panels that adorn the interior of Hotunui.

Easily the most visited wharenui in the land, Hotunui was loaned to the people of Tāmaki Makaurau by Ngāti Maru and the other Marutūāhu Iwi. It has lived within Auckland War Memorial Museum since 1928; Kōkihi seeks its inspiration from this magnificent meeting house.

You see, there’s a story here. We’ve built Kōkihi in partnership with the Marutūāhu Iwi. It’s our second development together following Tuatahi, a union that recognises our commitment to community, to whānau, to whenua. We build to last; Kōkihi looks impressive enough now, but will age splendidly.

The Kōkihi Local’s Guide to Waterview

For all its considerable charms, Waterview remains one of Auckland’s undiscovered residential nooks. Look west for sunset views over the inner reaches of the Waitematā Harbour — the very watery views that give the suburb its name. To the north and east is Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek, a pretty stream edged with native bush and mature exotic trees, with its very own waterfall. Waterview is less than 7km from the city centre, yet even that fact doesn’t capture quite how handy the neighbourhood actually is.

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Our Philosophy

We see housing as infrastructure. That allows us to consider the long-term outcomes of development rather than just focus on the short-term bottom line.

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