Benefits of owning a second home with August


Published On

May 13, 2024

You're not alone if you're still dreaming of owning a second home, so what if it was now possible? Like many families who have discovered August recently, owning a second home can be rife with issues. With many coming close and then realising the pitfalls that come with owning homes especially in foreign countries. August offers a better way for holiday home ownership across the best locations in Europe. Homes that you can keep going back to that you can call your own. You can expect all the hassles of traditional homeownership to be taken care of including the local administration of purchasing the properties in a foreign language, management and interior design of the homes. With the homes all prepared for your arrival, all you have to do is show up and holiday. Discover why owning an August home made sense for Susan and Rob who recently joined and the home they will be enjoying later this year.

Pool and garden area | current state and design render

Expect to enjoy the large swimming pool which is ideal for cooling down on those warm French Riviera days. The pool offers panoramic views of surrounding villages. The perfect east and west orientation means there will be sun will rise in the east and sets in the west, offering all day day sun from your terrace and the most beautiful sunset the south of France has to offer.

Living room | current state and design render

The living room will be redesigned to fit the space, with an interior that welcomes the outdoors and incorporates a seamless sense of living. The living room will feature high-end finishes, soft colour palettes, and comfortable materials. The heart of the home - a place to entertain, enjoy, and experiment with all the ingredients the region is renowned for; at this home, you can wander out onto the patio/terrace and soak up the sun by your pool while admiring the views of the South of France.

Kitchen | current state and design render

The kitchen will be reconfigured to compliment the surrounding space, featuring a well equipped kitchen ready for epicurean adventures.

Bedrooms | current state and design render

The bedroom's interior design will be inspired by the distinctive yet traditional palette of the South of France - light terracotta neutrals, glowing goldens, olive trees, and nude shades - reminiscent of the region's mood. Modern materials like terracotta tiles will reference the architecture of the building, while softer, more tactile materials like oak, tile, and marble will fit in with its surroundings.

Why Susan and Rob joined an August co-ownership

Hassle-free ownership by trusted experts

Enjoy the best of homeownership without the hassles of typical home ownership. With many families trust August to oversee the purchase administration of properties, vendor management, home repairs, maintenance, and interior design of homes with our dedicated real estate and design teams in the local regions. Our builders, designers and local artists are just one of the many benefits of a professional August co-ownership.

"We followed August for a while but haven't actually visited this location in the South of France but we completely trust August to provide our home away from home. A significant leap of faith!"

August Community

From the moment you are interested in August to the day a co-owner sets foot in their home, we provide a transparent journey. The August team and community offers a personalised, trustworthy, and assured experience. Susan and Rob adore the South of France, but because they live in the United States, they haven't had the opportunity to explore the area but are looking forward to the recommendations made by August and other co-owners.

"The community aspect is great, we co-own our home with like-minded families so everyone is going to look after the home and we'll be like locals in no time. We like that August provides regular updates and shares area guide information from other co-owners so we'll know where to go and what to do."

Variety of holidays

Experience a variety of holidays with your friends and family by owning this second home in great location with access to many activities. For 1/8th ownership, co-owners, Susan and Rob, joined August because they wanted to plan their next ten years and travel to a second home with flexibility. After years of owning a home in Hawaii, they realised that one of the things they like best about having a single home is that they can go whenever they want, giving them a lot more flexibility.

"There's a lot involved with owning a second home and whilst we love Hawaii (where we used to own a home), we were limited to going back to the same place. With our new second-home in France, it will give us more flexibility to travel around Europe. We're very excited!"

The August Way, feeling at home

With families at the heart of everything we do, all of our homes meet the highest standards and criteria. Homes are designed holistically for all types of families and holiday experiences. We consider all the homes, how our co-owners and guests feel as they arrive, throughout their stay and the departure.

"The best part about this offering is that everything is thought-through, we can even keep our personal belongings at this home, such as favourite beach towels and sun hats, ready for us to settle in just that bit easier; this provides us with the added convenience and flexibility to even turn up to our home spontaneously."

To find out more about the August homes, speak with our team today to get started with your second homeownership dreams.