Completed early on in the Ockham trajectory, The Isaac showcases how an Ockham build stands the test of time.

Centred around a private lane, the three buildings of the Isaac each incorporate a large, fully-landscaped rooftop lounge, complete with raised grass lawns, plant beds, trees and outdoor furniture. The Isaac’s position at the top of the Grey Lynn ridgeline, with views to the Waitakere Ranges and out toward the Waitemata harbour, gives the sensation of being in a garden at the top of the world. We liked it so much we replicated it at the Turing, Station R, Modal –  and more builds yet to come.

This Grey Lynn grandeur was our fourth development – and the first to have a shared common area for residents, now one of our signature moves. And, almost a decade later, the smart red brick and contrasting concrete panelling still look as good as the day we constructed them. Well, we think so, anyway. So much so that this has become the base for our Sales Suite – everyone who comes to us to buy off the plans can check out The Isaac.

Another first – The Isaac was our inaugural project to be named after a great thinker. We went straight for the big guns with this one - Sir Isaac Newton, the the 17th century English theologian, astronomer, physicist and mathematician who was at the helm of the Enlightenment. An auspicious namesake for a building.


Grey Lynn is a prime residential suburb of Auckland City, located approximately three kilometres to the west of the city centre.

The surrounding suburbs of Ponsonby, Herne Bay, Westmere and Arch Hill complement this unique location. Built on and around the natural ridges encasing Grey Lynn Park the original subdivision of some 3.6 km2 still represents the formal confines of Grey Lynn. The park was not originally a part of the formal subdivision, as the land was too steep and wet for house construction. In 1914 the land was drained and leveled for playing fields and is home to the annual Grey Lynn Festival, which attracts over 100,000 visitors each November.