Many would argue that Drake is one the best rappers to date. His growth has been going at a steady pace over the last decade, and he is one of the top-selling rap artists of this generation. The Canadian-born rapper brings in a net worth of $260 million and brings many accolades and awards. It’s only right a man who works hard, plays hard and invest in large estate properties, like his home in Toronto.
Drake’s estate is the epitome of luxury at the highest level. He gave fans a glimpse of it when he made it the location for his music video for his song, “Toosie Slide.” In the video, the superstar shows off some dance moves, but it’s hard to focus because of the tall and wide hallways, marble floors, gigantic indoor swimming pool and trophy room.
Here’s a deep dive into the parts that have been seen of the grand estate.
Where It All Started
The mansion dates back to 2016 when Drake purchased a two-acre plot of land for $6.7 million in Bridle Path, what is considered Toronto’s grandeur neighborhood. It’s known as Billionaires Row, as one of his neighbors is Celine Dion. Prince also bought a home in the area in 2001.
The “Hotline Bling” rapper shared most of the home updates with his fans and supporters via social media. Photos of the construction site flooded his Instagram account, while many anticipated what would be an opulent mansion.
After his home was finished, Drake was open to sharing his newly built home with the world. He spoke with Architectural Digest to offer them a tour and share the creativeness and artistry behind the project.
The artist said how important it was to build a solid home in his hometown that would last 100 years and be something that he left behind.
“Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years,” he said. “I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel.”
The Embassy, as Drake calls it, is constructed of materials, such as bronze, exotic woods, limestone and black granite. Designed by Ferris Rafauli, the 50,000 square foot custom-made mansion also includes a NBA regulation size basketball court, a 10-car garage to fit his car collection, a recording studio and more.
If you watch the Toosie Slide video, you’ll see a glimpse of Drake’s “Nothing was The Same” album cover hanging on the wall, as it probably holds sentimental value. The album was his third studio and helped launched his music career. You’ll also spot portraits of Hip Hop rappers Snoop Dogg and Sean “Diddy” Combs and the King of Pop, Prince.
The Basketball Court
Who needs to travel to a NBA game when you have a built in NBA basketball court in your home? The best way to experience the real deal game is to make sure you have the same sized space as the professional ballers do. You could say this court is best fit for an actual NBA team, but Drake eventually invited several pros in for a look.
The “Great Room”
Drake has a living room space to which he refers to as the “Great Room” with walls that stretch up to 44 feet high and an unforgettable fireplace that welcomes those who enter the space. You can’t forget the superb piano.
The Grand Piano
With classic and timeless albums like “Nothing Was the Same,” “Take Care,” “Views,” and his latest album, “Her Loss,” it’s safe to say the 36-year-old former child actor has earned every dollar and it’s clear where his hard earned cash is going. It makes the most sense to show your appreciation to music with an impressive piano. The Canadian designer, Rafauli, told AD this isn’t just any piano. “This prized possession is an authentic marriage of artistry, craft and quality,” he said.
A Marble Staircase and More
You can find a marble staircase lined with golden chandeliers. Drake also has sculptures in his home by American artist KAWS. In addition to that, a hallway dedicated to sports stars’ jerseys including the late, Kobe Bryant. There also is a trophy room where the superstar showcases a selection of his Grammy Awards.
The Master Bedroom Fit For a King
Drake describes his home as overwhelming luxury.
“That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings, he said. “I wanted to make sure people can see the work I’ve put in over the years reflected from every vantage point.”
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by Arielle Clay | January 19, 2023
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