Modern Villa with Timber Floors and Ceiling

Vienna Woods customer Dan Szczepanski, share’s his experience working with Vienna Woods and the reasons behind why he chose to renovate his home with Esther American Oak Pureline both on his floors and ceilings. 

What was your inspiration when designing your home? 

Our home is a villa in a ‘special character area’ street, however we didn’t want a villa so we knew when undertaking the renovations that we wanted to make certain changes that would remove the villa aesthetic from our home. Controversial we know – but we wanted something more modern. We were inspired by the Scandinavian look and feel and how that would suit a more open plan lifestyle. We have a 3.3m stud on the main floor and although we have worked hard to erase all traces of the villa interior, we wanted to make the most of the ceilings and retain some character. So we decided to install timber on both the floor and ceilings. It brings in a lot of warmth as it offsets the start white and black of the modern elements of the interior. It also makes our ceiling look even higher, which is an added bonus! 

What was the overall look and feel you were trying to achieve?

While we wanted a modern look, we didn’t want anything to severe that some homes can get when a lot of white and black is used in the interior spaces. So it was important to incorporate beautiful timber in order to warm it up. The timber floors and ceilings break up the clean, crisp white really nicely and complement the overall look and feel. Adding timber to our ceilings also created a very interesting feature as it adds a lot of character to our home. 

Why did you choose this Vienna Woods flooring? 

The Vienna Range is second to none. The quality is prevalent in all their different ranges. We loved the Esther American Oak Pureline because of how it complemented the rest of our interior and really delivered the warmth we were looking for. The timber was also very competitive in terms of buildability and price. The staff  are all very personable and made us feel at ease the moment we engaged with them. Their assistance made it really easy to make our decision. 

Night club turned characterful office

New project recently completed for the Land Development Engineering office in Victoria Park utilising Vienna Woods Admonter Galleria reclaimed timber. Interior Designer Stacey Mitchell, gives us details on the renovation which involved refurbishing an old night club to create a characterful office space. 

The site is in the old Victoria Park Markets, the Victorian architecture lends the space great proportions, and the brick has lovely honey hues.

The surrounding area is steeped in New Zealand’s logging history, large Kauri would be cut down and floated down the harbour to Custom Street depot. The Markets themselves were built on reclaimed land. 

We wanted to use reclaimed timber for the meeting room walls to reference the site’s history and sit harmoniously with the exposed heritage brick. We paired the timber with steel framed partitions and doors for an Industrial edge. We kept it dark with ceiling and floor and paid a lot of attention to spotlighting the timber to let it take centre stage.  

After a long search, we used the Admonter reclaimed timber for its exquisite tonality and depth. The broad planks with their warm characterful grain, exposed knots and aged nail marks create a moodiness and contrast without looking distressed and rough. We found that only Admonter had both the sophistication and character in one. 

This timber has more history than the site itself – a testament to the longevity of this endearing material.  

Key mentions: 

Interior Designer – Stacey Mitchell

Office – Land Development Engineering (LDE)

Photography – Mark Scowen

Sophistication with Smoked Oak Seta

Another beautifully executed flooring project for some of our Remuera customers. 

Here the timber used is Vienna Woods Oak Smoked Seta – a very popular floor from renowned Austrian manufacturer Admonter, featuring rich brown and grey tones.

This floor compliments the elegant contemporary interiors of this fine home. 

A light and natural family home

Another successful flooring project in partnership with the amazing Box Build. 

Here the timber used is Vienna Woods Oak London – a soft, lighter timber that achieves a stunning Scandi look in this home. It is hardwearing, making it perfect for entertaining and safe for the kids to run wild indoors. 

Flooded with natural light and complemented with sleek contemporary interiors, this open plan home exudes a welcoming and comfortable environment that is suitable for a busy family life or hosting a group of friends.  

ACG Commercial Project: American Oak Pureline

We recently completed a successful commercial project for the ACG Sunderland Early Learning School. We were challenged in helping create a safe, non-toxic and functional environment for children to learn and grow. 

It was important for the flooring to be hard-wearing and yet still beautifully natural and light. 

We ended up using our Vienna Woods American Oak Pureline timber as it is of high-quality, features a reasonably straight grain and is consistent in colour and pattern. The overall result looks fantastic!