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August are experts in navigating the European market to acquire, renovate and manage luxury properties on your behalf.

You have the dream, we have the expertise. Remove all stress, time and undue expense by appointing an expert in the second home market.

Introducing August Bespoke

We understand the pitfalls you can face when trying to acquire property abroad. We have experts on the ground who can access properties not available on the open market, legal experts to ensure everything is above board and a renovations and interior design team with 150 years combined experience.

We begin by understanding what matters most to you, and work with you closely as trusted advisers from start to finish.

What is Bespoke?

If you are dreaming of your very own home without the hassle, the same service we have been delivering for years to homeowners in our August Collections, is now available on an individual basis. We call it, August Bespoke.

We have strong expertise across Europe, particularly in the second home hotspots of France, Spain, Italy and the UK.

Based on your needs, we can help you find the right home,  assist in the renovation and interior design, and also manage the home when it is ready for use. We can take care of all practical elements - cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, pool cleaning, paying bills. In short, everything. All you have to focus on is enjoying the home with your family and friends.

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From vision to reality

Our process begins with understanding your brief thoroughly, and helping you shape it. We have built up extensive knowledge sourcing homes for our August Collections, so we know exactly where the best homes are going to be located within your preferred area. This allows us to keep a close eye on costs, fees and timelines.

Working hand-in-hand as trusted advisors with our clients is what we do best.

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Your professional real estate team

From years of building up a vast network of relationships and connections in our regions, we also have the advantage of getting first access to not-on-the-market real estate from our partners. This provides us with a unique opportunity to find the very best property for you.

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Interior design

We have an ethos that combines function and beauty. We endeavour to be sympathetic to the local area, retaining the charm and authenticity of the homes while bringing in modern touches to make your life as comfortable as possible.

“We simply can’t recommend August highly enough.”

– Iain Smith, Private Client

We don't just buy properties for you - we create the perfect holiday homes for you.

We focus on properties with a lot of potential and renovate to the highest standards.

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Together with our partners we have more than 150 years of experience in building, renovating, designing and restoring homes in the South of Europe.

Complete excellence

Successfully delivering complex, high-value projects for our clients is at the very heart of what we do best - and has been for over a decade. Our bespoke, end-to-end service ensures that you are in the safest of hands at every step.

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A glimpse into our world

Provençal villa

Location: Valbonne, South of France
Scope: Renovation, Interior Design

We transformed this home to deliver excellent entertaining spaces inside and out, hotel grade bedrooms and bathrooms and spruced up the lush gardens and pool area. Our interior design teams renovated and meticulously designed this dream home with the August touch.

English countryside cottage

Location: Cotswolds, UK
Scope: Remodelling, Renovation, Interior Design

This quintessential English cottage has been reimagined with a new kitchen, bathrooms and living spaces. We focused on creating modern and functional spaces while maintaining a cosy and unique atmosphere that reflects both the house’s history and the local region.

Cannes sea view apartment

Location: Cannes, French Riviera
Scope: Remodelling, Renovation, Interior Design

A chic apartment transformed from a dark one-bedroom property that had not maximised its space to the expansive two double bedroom property (both with en suites) and large open plan living space that we have today.

Chamonix ski apartment

Location: Chamonix, French Alps
Scope: Remodelling, Renovation, Interior Design

This re-design offered all the luxuries of a destination ski hotel in your own home, including a private sauna, four beautiful bedrooms, two of which are en suite and a brand new kitchen in the heart of the home. You will be charmed by the sympathetic way this chalet becomes part of the scenery from your panoramic mountain views.


End-to-end expertise

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01. Initial consultation

We meet you at your home, office, online or on site to gather information and gain a full understanding of the scope of work and services required.

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02. Engagement & curation

We proceed to develop a detailed brief. This allows us to carefully analyse and put forward the best specialists for every aspect of the work.

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03. Presentation & selection

We present you with proposed properties and our detailed insights in line with your brief, so shortlisting and a final selection can be made with all facts at hand.

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04. Renovation

With amendments and timelines agreed, renovation begins to maximize the potential of your new home. We are on hand throughout to provide updates and  act as a sounding board.

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05. Interior design

We present you with multiple design packs and a series of iterations sees a final finish decided that suits your specifications.

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06. After care & support

After completion, we remain on hand to support and guide as trusted advisors. Depending on your requirements, we will also continue to manage your home and remove any hassle.


Meet your team

Melie and Nico come from a background of real estate, law, interior design and finance. In 2015 Nico founded Homewings, the successful online interior design platform, before founding August, with their flagship Collections product now welcoming over hundreds of happy homeowners.

All of this gives you access to unparalleled expertise and an extensive team that has designed beautiful spaces for over 10,000 homes, hotels and luxury stores across Europe.

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The August Difference

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Best in class

August are experts in locating, buying, refurbishing and managing properties all around Europe. We provide a consistently high standard of quality across our collections and properties.

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From years of building up a vast network of relationships and connections in our regions, we know exactly where the best homes are located. We know what things are going to cost and how to get the best deal.

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We make it easy to deliver large-scale, design-led projects with zero hassle. Our customers make huge savings in time and trouble when engaging us.

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A trusted partnership

We act as trusted advisors for all our clients, whatever the service they require. We are highly protective of our clients’ interests and develop a personal passion for each project.

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Explore homes from August

Every August home showcases unique architecture, superior craftsmanship, and curated design.
Explore these breathtaking living spaces, reflecting a blend of comfort, sophistication, and timeless elegance.

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