Celebrities, they’re just like us.
Only in this case, they most certainly are not. Unless you also happen to reside in an opulent 50,000 sq ft mansion, with amenities that include a regulation-size indoor NBA basketball court, a two-floor closet, a 4,000 lb. black marble tub, and a world-class recording studio.
No? Ok, well it must just be homegrown talent Drake that lives like this then.
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And while the Toronto-born rapper has been teasing fans with shots of his lavish new digs for years, both on Instagram and in his music videos, Architectural Digest recently profiled Drake and his stunning abode, giving the public an inside look into the 33-year-old’s multi-million dollar mansion.
When discussing his home with AD, the “God’s Plan” rapper says, “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.”
Monumental is just one of the many words one might use to describe the manor, which has been dubbed “The Embassy.”
“It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” Drake added.
The rapper hired Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli, who didn’t shy away from adding luxurious touches in every inch of the home, including materials made of bronze, solid marble, exotic woods, granite, and limestone.
Rafauli said, “This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do.”
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Not only is there a hallway adorned with Drake’s collection of sports jerseys and an awards room, but there’s also an epic great room, which features the heart of the home: 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 told AD.
Of course, that’s not all the great room houses. A 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 — is suspended in the air.
As for his favourite room in the house, Drake told AD it’s his master suite. “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. 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.”
“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,” says Drake. “I also think the house says that I will forever remain solid in the place I was born.”
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