Drake‘s uber-mansion in Toronto has finally been completed in the rich people part of town. Which, due to inflating housing prices in the city, is basically every part of town now. But I mean the really, really rich people part of town. But Castle de Wheelchair Jimmy is hideous, which is expected from someone who has the maturity level to maintain conversations with Millie Bobby Brown and barely-legal models. Drake’s house looks like a bratty kid turned their Sims mansion into reality.
The cover story of May’s Architectural Digest is all about Drake’s 50,000 square-foot mansion named “The Embassy.” And Drake’s early-aughts Las Vegas hotel of a mansion puts the ASS in Embassy. And with all this space, I assume that means his son will come to live with him?
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Mega recording artist Drake (@champagnepapi) returned to his hometown of Toronto to once again plant roots there, building a 50,000-square-foot ultra-luxe pleasure dome. The stately manor, as envisioned by Canadian designer @ferrisrafauli, is a marvel of old-world craftsmanship, constructed of limestone, bronze, exotic woods, and other noble materials. “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,” Drake says of his passion project. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” he adds. Take a look inside our May issue cover story through the link in our profile. Photo by @jasonschmidtstudio; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @colinking; fashion styling by @mellanysanchez
The house, designed by Canadian architect and interior designer Ferris Rafauli, features a one-ton bed in his 3,200 square-feet master suite. There’s also a 4,000lb black marble tub and an NBA regulation basketball court. Subtle. Drake said:
“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.”
The delusional of calling something that was dated ten years ago “timeless.” And there’s more:
“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.
…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.
…There’s a hall of sports jerseys displayed in museum-like vitrines, and the indoor swimming pool is sheathed in black granite.”
If a gold Gucci coke straw was a house, it’d look like this:
woke up today to the news that drake’s house has the most hideous interior on the planet pic.twitter.com/mRG5B05Yy0
— owen (@owwnberg) April 8, 2020
Those amethyst geode dicks and that Partridge Family-themed swingers sofa truly add a touch of elegance to Drake’s recording studio.
When looking at these pictures the song which played through my head was “Money Can’t Buy You Class” by
Countess LuAnn. This house looks like it was the original design for Zack Carey’s house in Showgirls, but then everyone was like, “No, no, too tacky.”
Pic: Architectural Digest