by Ben Nicolas
on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 1:12pm.
Back in April, the Canadian-born rapper Drake opened up his home to Architectural Digest Magazine for a tour of his palatial Toronto estate. Complete with an NBA regulation-sized basketball court and a night club lounge room, the 50,000 square foot mansion feels a little more like an upscale Vegas casino than a single-family residence.
Designed by Ferris Rafauli, "The Embassy," as it's referred to, is the pinnacle of extravagance and luxury. Take the tour for yourself by checking out the pictures below.
In designing Drake's home, Rafauli set out to create a 19th-century limestone manor, while the decor was designed around a modern Art Deco aesthetic. Drake sits at the anchor of this room, his bespoke grand concert piano, made by an Austrian piano maker in conjunction with the famed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
The 44-foot high main entryway sets your expectations for the opulence you'll encounter throughout the rest of the manor. The marble and limestone flooring and walls lead to the antique mirrored ceiling set in bronze. The solid bronze and marble chandelier hanging above was custom made by Rafauli.
The white and black marble theme carries into the lounge room which is accented with Lakers' yellow upholstery. The perfect party space, the lounge room has been featured in a few of Drake's music videos. If you're going to spend this much on a house you might as well get your money's worth by making it double as a filming location!
What better way to psyche yourself up to play some basketball than taking a walk through the jersey hall?
You're not the only one working from home these days! Drake's personal music studio includes this sitting room featuring a backlit wall of the semi-precious stone brown agate.
The 3,200 square foot master bedroom suite is Drake's favorite area of the house, and includes an additional 1,100 square feet of covered terrace space–bigger than most one-bedroom apartments in LA! In the master bathroom, a 4,000-pound tub of carved, black marble sits in front of a massive vanity area perfect for getting ready to go to the Grammy's.
You might not be in the market for a custom-designed manor, but you can still find a beautiful home in LA that will make you feel like the king or queen of your castle. If you're looking to buy or sell a home in the greater East Hollywood or surrounding areas, email us or gives us a call at (323) 412-9060.