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With Federal Construction now at the helm, SOMA Apartments delivers a boutique-sized, sophisticated addition to the urban landscape at 10 Mackelvie Street. A solid, bold and edgy feel makes SOMA unique, but with only 2 left of 38 apartments, the time to move is now.

These apartments have thrown out the rulebook of Auckland apartment design, combining functional, yet generous living spaces with thoughtful architecture and cutting edge design.

In an enviable location on Ponsonby's doorstep, SOMA is designed to make apartment living really about living. Unique layout features add flexibility and maximise the space to give you room to move, allowing you to use it how it best works for you, so you can switch from cosy nest to party pad on a whim.

Careful and creative design has introduced a high level of functionality to make living uncluttered, showcasing the high end finishes and design details that will delight at every turn. Dual aspect outdoor living delivers magnificent views over Grey Lynn and Waitemata Upper Harbour and floods the apartments with light and warmth.

SOMA will be no shrinking violet. Tasteful and timeless design statements, both inside and out, will make this a landmark building in an area experiencing a rejuvenation and will set the standard for urban development on the Ponsonby fringes.


SOMA missed the memo that apartments should be a boring white box.
Instead, SOMA introduces the concept of a “jewellery box”, a central core of each apartment, subtly lit from within to create a uniqueness and warmth to the interiors, with this light softly permeating into the living space.

A “living wall”, which houses the kitchen, laundry and storage, has been carefully designed and crafted. This allows apartments to open from front to back provides truely open space not often seen in modern apartments, with open vistas from front to back across the entire living level for views and maximum natural light, enhanced by the light colour palette.

Oak, wide board timber flooring is used throughout the living and breakout study and reading spaces, while timber decking continues onto the outdoor spaces which ensures seamless indoor/outdoor living. Generous decks function as outdoor rooms with dedicated external screened storage lockers that provide safe, secure and screen extra storage; always an essential with apartment living.

The location


Welcome to your Ponsonby playground.

A 10 minute stroll will take you to everything you could possibly need to live the ultimate urban lifestyle. On Ponsonby's fringe, SOMA is within easy reach of Auckland’s best cafés, bars, restaurants and stores, and for a night in, Caro's Wines is right next door, as well as Vinegar Lane’s supermarket and Ponsonby Central’s produce market nearby, to cater for your supplies.

Living on the city fringe doesn’t mean you have to live in a concrete jungle. Western Park and Grey Lynn Park are within dog-walking distance, and you will be just a short drive to the waterfront.


The Team

Zone One Property

Zone One Property Group brings a disciplined, professional and distinct approach to property development. Led by the former Ironman champion Kieran Doe, the company maintains high standards and continues to achieve landmark development opportunities.

“With SOMA, we turned the traditional developer’s formula of “maximum profit, minium floor space” on its head, designing apartments with large open floor plans, even in one bedroom apartments, creating a boutique building of desirable high-end apartments.”

Shaun Marlo, Architect

Shaun brings a wealth of experience and a passion for quality architecture to the team. As a registered professional architect, Shaun has over 25 years of commercial and apartment architecture experience crafted in New Zealand and the UK. Previously he has been a design director in an award winning practice that achieved regional and national architecture awards.

“For SOMA we have worked to develop flexible living spaces, allowing occupants to adapt the space to suit their lifestyles. We hope our considered design approach will afford SOMA owners a quality home that is practical, distinctive and above all adaptable.”

Interior Design

Auckland-based Trinity’s team of highly qualified interior designers each have their unique style and perspective. This diversity helps them to produce exceptional, customised design solutions that provide superior liveability and timeless aesthetics to enhance the way people live in their homes.

“SOMA is a truly unique experience in apartment living. We have carefully considered finishes with a holistic approach, using both natural and man made materials, ensuring an overall harmonious interior and contemporary, yet timeless look.”

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