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 


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
Photographer: @samuel_hartnett

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View Jose Gutierrez work here.

For additional details regarding the Distilled collection, contact us.


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
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Bold Design with Herringbone

We love working with clients who are willing to make bold design choices when it comes to their floors. We recently completed this incredible project where we installed customised Vienna Woods Herringbone in European Oak with a brass insert. What a stunning and refined result!

French 75 from the new Distilled Collection

We recently launched a new collection of hardwood flooring called the Distilled Collection.

What is special about this collection is that all the timber is sourced from Europe but it is finished here locally to a New Zealand specification. The finishings are inspired by our local landscapes and architectural style preferences.

The below gallery showcases French 75, a Lithuanian Oak in 220 wide board from the new Vienna Woods Collection.

Engineered Timber Flooring: Vienna Woods /// Distilled Collection /// French 75

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