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.


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.

Admonter Oak Lapis in the Tent House Project

In the innovative Tent House by Strachan Group Architects, Vienna Woods’ Admonter Oak Lapis flooring stands out for its unique character. This striking project, nestled among sand-dunes near Ocean Beach in Tairua, features the distinctive smoked oak, highlighting the home’s natural integration with its surroundings.

Oak Lapis

Integration with Design

Admonter Oak Lapis is a smoked oak, which is incredibly rare in New Zealand.  It brings a sense of depth and complexity to the Tent House’s design. The smoking process, which involves enveloping the oak timber in smoke for days, results in a rich, nuanced colour palette and a subtle smokiness. This flooring choice enhances the tent-like architecture, adding an organic, layered texture to the living areas.

Oak Lapis - Tent House Tairua - SGA - Jackie Meiring - 2


The utilisation of Vienna Woods‘ Admonter Oak Lapis underscores the company’s dedication to unique, high-quality, and sustainable flooring. Its unusual smoked effect and deep, intricate colours resonate with the Tent House’s ecological focus, perfectly aligning with the home’s striking design and environmental ethos.

Special acknowledgement to the incredible work on this project from Strachan Group Architects, who produced an award-winning home.

Photography @ Jackie Meiring

NZIA Waikato & Bay of Plenty Architecture Award Winner – 2023 – Housing

Resene Colour Award

Cashmere in St Heliers

Introducing Cashmere, an exquisite engineered timber floor that will transform your home, like this one in St Heliers. With contrasting wall and floor timbers, Cashmere creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The addition of black accents adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to the space. But the real showstopper is the beautifully crafted staircase, showcasing the beauty of the timber.

You’ll be amazed at how Cashmere can elevate the style and ambiance of your home. Don’t miss out on experiencing the modern, fresh, and brand new feel it brings. Speak to one of our consultants today and discover the perfect timber for your home.

Product: Vienna Woods // Baltic // Cashmere

Builder: Box Build

Vienna Woods Project Consultant: Razvan


finest European oak

A captivating project in the heart of Herne Bay, Auckland.

This architectural marvel embodies a timeless design philosophy, with every detail meticulously crafted. From the gracefully curved staircase to the soaring, ceiling-height doors, each intricate element showcases a perfect blend of understated elegance and technical prowess.

The flooring boasts the finest European oak – a beautiful variety named ‘Cashmere’. Its light tones, enhanced by a subtle stain and complemented by dark filler, add depth and character to the floor, allowing the natural beauty of European oak to shine through. The flooring harmonizes effortlessly with the soft color palette indoors, creating a haven of tranquility.

Major credit to the brilliant design by Cam at Yoke Architecture. Exceptional building craftsmanship from Karl Cotter and his team at Cotter Construction for bringing this vision to life with impeccable precision.

Featured Timber Flooring Product: Vienna Woods // Oak Cashmere
Design Maestro: Yoke Architecture
Photography Virtuoso: Thomas Seear-Budd
Construction Wizards: Cotter Construction 

Oak Cashmere is a light feature grade of European-made engineered timber flooring.  The product has a factory-applied UV matt-lacquer  from a well-known European specialist; Bona.  The oak is sourced from Eastern Europe and carries a sustainability certification.


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

Beautifull Kitchen Wood Flooring


Vienna Woods invites you to view a new project recently completer for a beautiful home in Auckland utilising our Highland Grey timber from the Vienna Woods Chateau Collection. The home was originally constructed in the style of Brutalism, characterised by its construction that showcases the bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design. The open spaces within the home attract a varying array of light throughout the day, so it was important to select a timber that offered a warm, natural undertone in contrast to the concrete structures surrounding it. The Vienna Woods Highland Grey timber offers exactly what this space needs, offering both a bit of drama, and at the same time, complimenting the natural light on those romantic or sleepy afternoons. 

Working closely with our clients on these projects is always a fantastic experience, and we have fallen in love with this home, just as they have. This client had a vision and knew exactly what they wanted, and were delighted to see their vision come to life. Here’s what the client had to say upon the completion of this project: 

Absolutely incredible service. Miguel is the best in the business and the whole process from beginning to end was seamless. We are beyond happy with our beautiful new floor. Thanks so much our whole home feels modern, fresh, and like brand new!”

If you would like to explore what timbers would work to suit your home, speak to one of our consultants today.

Product: Vienna Woods // Chateau Collection // Highland Grey

Architect: @davidhowelldesign
Builder: @constrkt.nz
Images: @markscowen_photography

Vienna Woods Project Consultant: @migueluribeviennawoods