Herringbone Wood Floor for Heritage Apartment

In the heart of Auckland’s vibrant High Street, a heritage apartment sought a flooring solution that would honor its classic authenticity while meeting modern durability standards. The challenge was to blend timeless aesthetics with practicality, catering to both the apartment’s historical charm and its contemporary living requirements.

Spacious Open Plan Kitchen with European wood flooring

Technical Details

The flooring chosen for this project is in the Whisky Sour colour, a part of our Vienna Woods Distilled Collection. Whisky Sour adds a touch of elegance and history to the home. Lithuanian oak is renowned for its durability and density, a result of the slow growth caused by the region’s average temperature of 8 degrees Celsius. This slow growth process allows the timber to develop a dense, solid structure with unique and intriguing colouring and grain profiles.

Light filled room wit stunning timber flooring

Design and Aesthetic

The design of the home is a perfect blend of modern and classic styles, with the herringbone parquet flooring adding a touch of timeless elegance. The client desired a flooring option that could withstand the rigors of daily life while complementing the apartment’s high ceilings. It was crucial to preserve the space’s historical integrity while enhancing its visual appeal with a luxurious finish.

views from auckland home showcasing natural oak timber flooring

Fun Fact: The Whisky Sour Cocktail

Like so many spirits and cocktails, we can thank sailors for this delicious cocktail. The Whisky Sour was a perfect combination of citrus, to combat scurvy, and whisky to quench the sailor’s thirst. This cocktail embodies sophistication and a rich history, much like our Whisky Sour-coloured oak flooring.

open plan Auckland home with European oak hardwood flooring

The installation of the timber flooring not only revitalized the apartment’s interior but also exceeded the client’s expectations in terms of aesthetics and performance. The lacquer finish provided a resilient surface that required minimal maintenance, ensuring long-lasting beauty without compromising on functionality.

open plan spacious kitchen lifted by oak wood floors

This project in Auckland’s High Street is a testament to the elegance and durability of our high-grade Lithuanian oak flooring. The herringbone parquet style adds a classic touch to the modern design of the apartment, creating a space that is both timeless and contemporary. The Whisky Sour colour enhances the home’s bright and airy feel, making it a truly inviting and stylish space.

For those looking to elevate their home with high-quality timber flooring in Auckland, Vienna Woods offers a range of options that combine sustainability, durability, and exceptional beauty. Our Distilled Collection oak flooring is a perfect choice for creating a stunning, long-lasting foundation for any home.

 

Builder: Ashton Build

Photography: Mark Scowan

Flooring Consultant: Razvan

Specifications:

Wood Species: Lithuanian Oak

Style: Herringbone Parquet

Grade: Light Feature

Colour: Whisky Sour (part of the Vienna Woods Distilled Collection)

Origin: Lithuania // made in Europe to meet strict European compliance standards

Durability: Highly durable due to slow-grown, dense structure

If you are interested in more information about Parquet Styles, check our knowledge sheet here.

Elegant Herringbone Parquet Flooring in Saint Heliers, Auckland

A stunning project in Saint Heliers, Auckland, featuring a high-grade oak wood flooring laid in a herringbone parquet style. The home boasts breathtaking views across the ocean and is filled with natural light, enhancing the beauty of our meticulously crafted flooring.

Spacious Open Plan Kitchen with European wood flooring

Technical Details

The flooring chosen for this project is in the Sazerac colour, a part of our Vienna Woods Distilled Collection. Named after the first-ever known cocktail, the Sazerac adds a touch of elegance and history to the home. Lithuanian oak is renowned for its durability and density, a result of the slow growth caused by the region’s average temperature of 8 degrees Celsius. This slow growth process allows the timber to develop a dense, solid structure with unique and intriguing colouring and grain profiles.

Light filled room wit stunning timber flooring

Design and Aesthetic

The design of the home is a perfect blend of modern and classic styles, with the herringbone parquet flooring adding a touch of timeless elegance. The Sazerac colour enhances the home’s airy and bright atmosphere, making it feel both warm and spacious. The unique grain patterns and subtle variations in the wood create a visual interest that complements the overall aesthetic of the home.

views from auckland home showcasing natural oak timber flooring

Fun Fact: The Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac cocktail, first created in New Orleans in the 19th century, is considered one of the oldest known cocktails. Traditionally made with rye whiskey, absinthe, sugar, and bitters, it embodies sophistication and a rich history, much like our Sazerac-coloured oak flooring.

open plan Auckland home with European oak hardwood flooring

Sustainable and High-Quality Flooring

At Vienna Woods, we pride ourselves on offering sustainable, high-quality timber flooring. Our Distilled Collection is responsibly sourced and carefully processed to ensure it meets the highest standards of durability and aesthetics. The slow growth of the oak trees in Lithuania results in a timber that is not only strong and long-lasting but also rich in character and charm.

open plan spacious kitchen lifted by oak wood floors

This project in Saint Heliers is a testament to the elegance and durability of our high-grade Lithuanian oak flooring. The herringbone parquet style adds a classic touch to the modern design of the home, creating a space that is both timeless and contemporary. The Sazerac colour enhances the home’s bright and airy feel, making it a truly inviting and stylish space.

For those looking to elevate their home with high-quality timber flooring in Auckland, Vienna Woods offers a range of options that combine sustainability, durability, and exceptional beauty. Our Distilled Collection oak flooring is a perfect choice for creating a stunning, long-lasting foundation for any home.

 

Photography and Presentation

To capture the essence of this stylish home, we collaborated with photographer Jo Currie, who typically specialises in fashion and portrait photography. This choice allowed us to highlight the flooring’s intricate details and the overall ambiance of the space in a way that truly reflects its beauty.

The home was photographed in the strong morning light, which cast long, dramatic shadows and added depth to the images. These photographs not only showcase the flooring but also convey the sophisticated style and design of the home.

Specifications:

Wood Species: Lithuanian Oak

Style: Herringbone Parquet

Grade: NATUR // Ultra light feature

Colour: Sazerac (part of the Vienna Woods Distilled Collection)

Origin: Lithuania // made in Europe to meet strict European compliance standards

Durability: Highly durable due to slow-grown, dense structure

If you are interested in more information about Parquet Styles, check our knowledge sheet here.

Interested in herringbone floors?  Take a look at another herringbone floor in this Auckland herritage apartment.

Oak Manhattan in Matakana

This home was designed with urban chic in mind. The wide boards exude a warmth that resonates with the heartbeat of this family home. Each plank tells a story of craftsmanship, echoing the heritage of quality timber flooring. The rich, warm tones invite you to step into a sanctuary of comfort and style, where everyday moments are infused with a touch of luxury.

Aesthetics are just the beginning. The Vienna Woods Manhattan Timber Flooring is engineered to withstand the rigors of daily life. From playful footsteps to bustling family gatherings, these floors embrace every moment with unwavering durability. No longer just a surface beneath your feet, our flooring becomes an integral part of your home’s narrative, evolving gracefully with each passing year.

In a world where trends come and go, the Manhattan Wide Board stands as a timeless investment. Whether you’re savouring quiet moments with loved ones or hosting lively gatherings, our flooring sets the stage for memories to unfold. It’s more than just a floor—it’s a foundation for a life well-lived, where warmth, sophistication, and durability converge in perfect harmony.

Manhattan is an Oak timber floor part of the Vienna Woods Distilled Collection.  The Distilled Collection is a unique range of incredibly dense, hard-wearing wooden floors sourced from Lithiania.  Lithuanian oak is really slow-growing, giving an interesting grain profile and incredibly dense timber.  The Distilled collection is made in Europe to meet the highest European standards of health and durability.  Certifications include FSC sustainability and a zero VOC rating for volitile organic compounds.  Assitionally, no formeldahyde is added during any of the processing.

The Distilled Collection is designed to accomodate spaces of sophistication, solace and sharing.  A space where someone can enjoy a peaceful moment or a celebration with others.  In line with that sentiment, each colour option is named after a classic cocktail.

 

Options in Distilled include wide planks, standard planks and parquet options such as chevron and herringbone.

Pina Colada in Whitford

Nestled in the picturesque landscape just south of Auckland, in the charming locale of Whitford, stands a new build that embodies the epitome of sophistication and elegance. This project, set against a backdrop of breathtaking views, was conceptualised to exude a dark, smoky ambiance that is both luxurious and inviting.

The homeowners, driven by a deep passion for exquisite design and detail, have transformed this space into a true labour of love. Their vision was brought to life through meticulous planning and an unyielding commitment to quality.

Central to this stunning home is the flooring, which plays a pivotal role in setting the tone for the entire space. Finished with a high-quality hard wax oil, the flooring not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also ensures durability and longevity. This choice reflects the homeowner’s dedication to excellence and their understanding of the importance of foundational elements in interior design.

Every inch of this magnificent home in Whitford speaks volumes about the owners’ taste and the high standards they set for their living space. It stands as a testament to the beauty that can be achieved when passion and precision come together in home design.

Engineered Timber Flooring: Vienna Woods // Distilled Collection // Oak Piña

“LIGHT CATCHER” – TRANSFORMATIVE ARCHITECTURAL RENOVATION

Crafted by designer Jose Gutierrez, “Light Catcher” stands as a truly unique and transformative renovation. Its name aptly captures its essence, showcasing a mesmerising design. 

The timber flooring features a gently brushed Lithuanian hard-oak, exuding a sense of elegance. With its expansive 300mm wide planks, it not only adds a touch of theatricality but also forms a robust foundation for the space.

The timber used for this flooring is certified FSC, sourced sustainably and manufactured in Europe, adhering to the highest European standards of quality and ethics.

Timber Floor: Vienna Woods // Distilled Collection // Moscow Mule
Designer: @josegutierrez.ltd
Photographer: @samuel_hartnett

Vienna Woods Consultant: razvan@www.viennawoods.co.nz

 

 

 

View Jose Gutierrez work here.

For additional details regarding the Distilled collection, contact us.

A STUNNING MODERN EXTENSION IN POINT CHEVALIER

Modern Renovations

It was a privilege working on this project with the owners of this glorious property. They lived in the small original part if their home for a year before embarking on an extension and renovation. The original part of the home at the street front, had beautiful old matai floor boards which the owners wanted to restore. Vienna Woods worked with them to find a cohesive solution for combining the old, narrow floorboards with the new, wide floorboards. Instead of matching the size of the floorboard which is in keeping with the original style, they decided to bring cohesion through the colour and finish. The original floorboards were sanded back and stained to match the Distilled Oak that was laid throughout the new extension.

The Distilled Collection in Natural Finish is a wonderful design choice and option for owners who are after a particular colour or are wanting to match an existing floor or cabinetry. Our Distilled range showcases the variety of colours and finishes you can get with Vienna Woods Oak.

If you would like to explore timber flooring to suit your home, speak to one of our consultants today.

Product: Vienna Woods // Distilled Collection 180mm
Images: @markscowen_photography
Vienna Woods Project Consultant: damon@www.viennawoods.co.nz

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