A Riviera home to call your own

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July 11, 2024

The Côte d’Azur makes summers feel as if they might last forever. For an indoor-outdoor lifestyle and spaces with French flair, our Riviera homes are special all year round.

The Côte d’Azur is so special, it captures your heart when you’re there and lingers in the mind when you leave.  Beach life by a sea that sparkles, days full of sunshine that tell us - it’s time to lay back, and the finest of Med food and wine to share with great company. All too easily it can become a favourite destination for your family and friends, thanks to its scenery and its joie de vivre reflected in the energy and everyday living. This includes its architecture, art and, let’s not forget what the Riviera is synonymous with – glamour galore! Our homes in the south of France bring the effortless energy of this destination to your door. They’re made for memorable summers. Come here to unwind, be sun kissed and carefree. Share family time with tales to pass down through generations.

All-year-round, the Riviera delivers as a destination, with its winters that feel like the UK’s spring and autumns where your sea dips are still balmy. In winter too, when it’s usually 15C in January. So that’s why we choose homes here which you’ll want to return to. Our newest Les Virettes villa, the one that gave the Virettes Signature Collection its name, abrings the easy-breezy Riviera style to your life, from your destination to decor. We have a rare chance to show you our latest South of France home, which is available to own. Here we follow its story of transformation…

The Home, Les Virettes

Les Virettes is our latest Signature Collection home, around a half-hour drive from Nice airport. It’s a space where family summers will never look so good - a villa meant for sharing and enjoying.

This home was owned by a local family and is typical of the region, with its traditional, Provençal rustic appeal. Built in the 1970s, it has mislaid its grand allure and warmth, but it’s an ideal blank canvas for our August renovation. It still has the authenticity we love, from oak beams to a fabulous fireplace, and we upgrade the rest.

This home enjoys an incredible position, with a tranquil atmosphere, and welcomes you with impressive views, all the way down to the sea. Yet, it is  just a few minutes’ bicycle ride away from the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, making it the perfect holiday home.

You’ll have plenty of space here, spread over two floors, with five bedrooms and two living rooms.
Our approach to this renovation is defined by respect for the villa's heritage. Traditional features, the soul of the home, will be carefully preserved. The scope of our work is extensive: from changing floors, shutters, and windows to upgrading the kitchen and every detail is crafted with care.

Step into the heart of our villa, where the essence of Provencal living is seen in an open-plan sanctuary.  Authentic features, like the majestic fireplace and weathered wooden beams, are meticulously preserved, keeping the heritage within this  contemporary elegance. This space is meticulously organized around the focal point - the fireplace – creating a formal lounge area that exudes warmth and intimacy. Adjacent to it, the dining space invites you to host memorable times with friends and guests.

The interior design embraces a soft neutral palette, harmoniously blending natural materials such as linen and rattan, reminiscent of the region's rustic charm.

Request the full brochure detailing all the renovations and the floor plans.

Go with the indoor - outdoor flow

Experience the epitome of Provencal charm on our newly designed terrace, seamlessly integrated with the open-plan living space. The terrace, strategically located to capture sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea, is adorned with newly installed windows and soft green shutters. These subtle yet elegant details not only enhance the villa's Provencal aesthetic but also invite the stunning outdoors inside, blurring the lines between interior and exterior spaces.

This outdoor dining area offers a perfect blend of tranquility and sophistication, promising an idyllic setting for unforgettable moments overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Get ready to indulge in the essence of coastal living, where the beauty of the sea meets the charm of Provence, creating a harmonious retreat for relaxation and enjoyment.

The Location, Tourrettes-Sur-Loup

Your local village, just a seven-minute bicycle ride away, is the medieval Tourrettes-sur-Loup. It feels like a heaven-sent sunspot here. Boutiques, galleries and restaurants jostle for your attention and, when you want to pause and do absolutely nothing, there are picture-pretty pit spots all around. Here, you’re only eight miles from the coast, too, for classic, summertime family fun.

Connect with us for a Riviera lifestyle

At August, we redefine the way you experience luxury travel. Our unique co-ownership model allows you to own a share in not just one, but five exquisite holiday homes. Virettes Collection is a testament to the art of elegant living, offering you a passport to a world of indulgence. Request the full brochure of the Les Virettes villa here.


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