Drake and his enormous Toronto mansion are the subjects of this month’s issue of Architectural Digest. He gave us a peek with his “Toosie Slide” video but the magazine spread puts the full splendor on display. With 50,000 square feet, and amenities such as an NBA regulation-size indoor basketball court crowned by a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight, Drake’s home is the definition of luxury.
Drake told the magazine, “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.” The rapper and his designer Ferris Rafauli spoke with the magazine about all the home’s details calling the overall style “modern Art Deco.”
The epic great room soars to 44 feet high and the centerpiece is a chandelier sculpture with 20,000 pieces of hand-cut Swarovski crystal.
Drake’s favorite spot in the house is his 3,200-square-foot master-bedroom suite, with an additional 1,100 square feet 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 says. “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.”
The master bath has a 4,000-pound tub of faceted black marble carved from a single block and his closet is two stories.
Check out more photos of Drake’s Toronto mansion from his Architectural Digest spread below.