Drake is showing off his extravagant 50,000 sq ft mansion dubbed “The Embassy” — complete with a 4,000 lb. black marble tub and NBA regulation basketball court. The 33-year-old superstar graces the cover of Architectural Digest for the tour of his multi-million dollar mansion, which also features a one-ton bed and bed base in his …
Drake is showing off his extravagant 50,000 sq ft mansion dubbed “The Embassy” — complete with a 4,000 lb. black marble tub and NBA regulation basketball court.
The 33-year-old superstar graces the cover of Architectural Digest for the tour of his multi-million dollar mansion, which also features a one-ton bed and bed base in his 3,200 sq ft master suite, made by Hästens, the official supplier to the Swedish Royal Court.
The “God’s Plan” singer made his home in Toronto and told AD, “Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years. I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel.
“It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” he added.
He hired Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli, who was not afraid to go big or go home – using bronze, exotic woods and limestone.
Drake insisted: “It’s overwhelming high luxury. That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings.
“I wanted to make sure people can see the work I’ve put in over the years reflected from every vantage point.”
Rafauli added: “This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do.”
Aside from an awards room, the epic great room features a bespoke concert grand piano by famous Austrian piano maker Bösendorfer designed in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
“Drake’s world completely revolves around music, so he wasn’t going to buy just any piano. This prized possession is an authentic marriage of artistry, craft, and quality,” Rafauli noted.
The second jewel of the great room is a whopping copy of Lobmeyr’s iconic chandelier, originally designed to decorate the Metropolitan Opera in NYC in 1963- with more than 20,000 pieces of hand-cut Swarovski crystal.
Meanwhile, the lavish canary-yellow lounge, which, like several other spaces in the house, can be glimpsed in Drake’s videos for his hits “When to Say When”/“Chicago Freestyle” and “Toosie Slide.”
Drake’s favorite spot in the house is his master suite, which also features an additional 1,100 sq ft of covered terraces. “The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day,” he said: “The bed lets you float, the shower lets you escape and gather your thoughts, and the closet makes you want to talk to yourself while you’re getting dressed.”
There’s a hall of sports jerseys displayed in museum-like vitrines, and the indoor swimming pool is sheathed in black granite.
Surveying the splendors of his Canadian pleasure palace, Drake said: “I think the house shows that I have true faith in myself to take on this task when I was just 27 and see it through.
“I also think the house says that I will forever remain solid in the place I was born.”