The Greenhouse

Welcome to
The Greenhouse

A bold development that will both fit in and stand out, The Greenhouse is a once-in-a-lifetime project for Ockham Residential. Named for the 150,000 iridescent, green-glazed bricks which adorn its walls – inspired by the landscapes of Tāmaki Makaurau – The Greenhouse will be a landmark on the Ponsonby skyline. “It’s a privilege to bring this new community to Auckland’s most irresistible neighbourhood,” says Ockham’s Mark Todd. “Our ambition is to build one of Auckland's most beloved buildings.”  

Inspired by Tāmaki Makaurau

It starts with that glazed brick which changes colour a thousand times a day. Under morning sun, it’s a gleaming emerald-green, like a summer walk to Karekare Falls, but as the day unfolds it’ll shift to forest-green, then dark olive, then almost to black – the colour of a midwinter slog through Great Barrier bush. There are glimmers of Whatipū greys, fleeting moments of Waiheke navy and indigo...

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The story behind the brick

The story behind the brick

Fired by S.Anselmo, the artisanal brickmakers from Venuto, Italy, The Greenhouse’s signature green bricks have quite the backstory. Getting the glaze just right has taken us almost four years, but we think it’s worth it. The Greenhouse is Ockham down to its last brick – all the design and architectural principles which underpin our developments are here, only more so.

The Greenhouse: Ultimate Ockham

The Greenhouse: Ultimate Ockham

Reverence for Tāmaki Makaurau infuses our work: we’re unashamed Auckland patriots, Auckland evangelists even, and believe our city (The Waitaks! The West Coast! The Gulf ! The Islands! The Maunga!) is one of the best places in the world. We strive to make thoughtful, distinctively residential buildings that are as beautiful as the landscapes they sit within. Ockham’s Mark Todd explains why The Greenhouse is very best Ockham can imagine.

Plans & Pricing

# Bedrooms Apartment GFA* Balcony GFA* Car Parks Price View Plan
102 2 70 5 1 $1,625,000 View
103 1 + flexi 61 5 1 $1,400,000 View
104 1 + flexi 61 5 1 Sold View
105 1 47 5 1 Sold View
109 Studio 46 6 $920,000 View
112 Studio 43 4 $850,000 View
202 2 70 5 1 $1,675,000 View
203 1 + flexi 61 5 1 $1,450,000 View
204 1 + flexi 61 5 1 $1,450,000 View
205 2 70 5 1 $1,825,000 View
208 Studio 46 6 $940,000 View
211 Studio 43 4 $860,000 View
302 2 70 5 1 $1,725,000 View
303 1 + flexi 61 5 Sold View
304 1 + flexi 61 5 1 Sold View
305 2 70 5 1 Sold View
308 Studio 46 6 Sold View
311 Studio 43 4 $870,000 View
402 2 70 5 1 Sold View
403 1 + flexi 61 5 1 Sold View
404 1 + flexi 61 5 1 $1,550,000 View
405 2 70 5 1 Sold View
408 Studio 46 6 Sold View
411 Studio 43 4 $880,000 View
501 3 167 19 2 Sold View
502 3 170 19 3 Sold View
503 Studio 46 6 Sold View
504 Studio 46 6 Under contract View
507 Studio 43 4 $890,000 View
601 2 + study 104 14 2 Sold View
602 1 + flexi 61 5 1 $1,650,000 View
603 1 + flexi 61 5 1 Sold View
604 2 + study 106 14 2 Sold View
606 Studio 46 6 $1,020,000 View
609 Studio 43 4 $900,000 View
701 3 167 19 2 Sold View
702 3 170 19 2 Sold View
704 Studio 46 6 $1,050,000 View
707 Studio 43 4 $920,000 View

All units on this floor are sold


Floor areas stated are Gross Floor Area. Gross Floor Area is measured from the outside face of the exterior walls and to the centreline of an inter-tenancy or comon area interior wall

Virtual Tour

It's the next best thing to moving in! Have a look through an apartment at The Greenhouse with this virtual tour.

Apartment 701


In a busy, bustling urban environment, your home ought to be the opposite – a space to reflect, rest, and revive; a place where the clamour and clatter of the outside world is kept at bay (or perhaps observed from your balcony). Optimised for light, privacy and easy urban living, The Greenhouse apartments combine contemporary calm with the large windows and high ceilings of times past. Extra attention has been lavished on the lobby, hallways and residents’ lounge so everyone can savour the building’s common areas.


Our material palette references nature and seeks to bring it inside. Stone benchtops in the kitchen convey a grounded, easy-going atmosphere for dining and hosting, with timbered elements on floors and cabinetry adding warmth and amity. Bathroom tiling and fittings are classic and elegant, the colours and textures drawing inspiration from Aotearoa landscapes.

Designed for living
Designed for living

Designed for living

Enhancing connections between people and nature with light-filled, well-ventilated rooms, and warm, nature-inspired material, textiles and colour palettes.

Celebrating craft
Celebrating craft

Celebrating craft

Building for the long-term means using high quality materials that future generations will also enjoy. We celebrate craft and material contrast by commissioning special furniture, lighting and hardware products for the building.

Elemental sophistication
Elemental sophistication

Elemental sophistication

Carefully selected raw materials crafted into sophisticated and enduring interior products: black slate, clay bricks, fine wood detailing, and metal hardware and joinery.


One block down from Ponsonby Road – and next door to Ponsonby Countdown – The Greenhouse is enviably located. Auckland's most compelling precincts – K’Road, Jervois Rd, Richmond Rd... Wynyard Quarter, and the city centre itself – are all within strolling range. We've done the math and reckon you could visit a different establishment each night for a year and never eat at the same place twice. But here’s the great thing about The Greenhouse: when you need sanctuary – when you yearn for a book, or just want to float above the fray and watch for a while – you can pop back home in a flash.

Cafes and restaurants

Cafes and restaurants

If you like to eat and drink – i.e. you like to live your best life – you can’t beat Ponsonby Road. Take your pick from top-flight restaurants like Saan or Blue Breeze Inn, or the neighbourhood institution, SPQR. Swing by Ponsonby Food Hall on a Tuesday to catch all the locals gossiping over cheap eats, or head to Ponsonby Central for faves like Bird on a Wire or Burger Burger. 

Galleries and retail

Galleries and retail

Ponsonby Road is a mall in the best sense of the word, a long avenue best suited for leisurely strolling. (As it happens to be lined with exceptional shops, selling everything from homewares and furniture to flowers and fashion, it’s pretty much a mall in the other sense of the word, too.) If your idea of Saturday sport is trawling cafes and boutiques, then you’ll be right at home here. Want fresh food fast? The supermarket is literally across the road.

Parks and recreation

Parks and recreation

Top of Williamson Ave, across Ponsonby Road, the parapets of three sunken buildings rise out of the ground. Sculptor John Radford’s stunning tribute to Auckland’s trashed architectural heritage makes for a grand entrance to Western Park, an 8ha oasis of the mightiest pūriri, tanekaha, rimu, pōhutukawa and Morton Bay fig trees in Auckland. Too much serenity? Then cross back to Williamson Ave, past The Greenhouse, and six blocks down to Grey Lynn Park. With a playground, flying fox, balancing log, the legendary Grey Lynn paddling pool for tots... and a pump track, basketball court, netball court, skateboarding ramp, tennis court and exercise equipment, The People’s Park is a true community gem. Whether you’re a stroller, a young thruster or old-stager chasing lost glories, the energy, fun and good vibes are contagious.

Contact Us

Sales Suite

Our display suite is located at 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn.

We're open from 12-2pm, 7 days a week.

Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  021 245 5155

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Phone 0800 OCKHAM