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Architectural Digest Goes Inside Drake’s “House”

Aptly named ‘The Embassy,’ this mega mansion occupied by Toronto artist Drake is a 50,000 square ft, fully customized art piece.

With such amenities like an indoor basketball court sitting below a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight, Drake’s domain puts a different spin on over-the -top. Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli is responsible for the design aspect as he worked closely with Drizzy to enforce his vision.

As one would expect, there is nothing thrifty about anything in Drake Manor as this home screams craftsmanship featuring limestone and other high-end materials such as bronze and exotic woods.

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.

Drake, Architectural Digest

Drake notes that his favorite room in the house is the astonishing 3,200-square-foot master-bedroom suite, accompanied by 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. 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.

Drake, Architectural Digest

The May issue of Architectural Digest is out now and check out the gallery above for in-depth images.

via: architectural digest

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