To make that as clear as possible for anyone who may not yet be convinced, Drake's 50,000 square feet-boasting property is detailed in a new feature for Architectural Digest that's stacked with photographic proof from Jason Schmidt.
"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 said in the Mayer Rus-penned feature. "It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong."
The residence is nicknamed "the Embassy" and was "envisioned by" designer Ferris Rafauli, ultimately resulting in a locale of enviable comfort and impressive attention to an unparalleled aesthetic narrative that Drake himself considers an "overwhelming" brand of luxury.
"That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings," Drake, whose home notably includes an NBA regulation-sized indoor court and a recording studio designed to showcase a visual meeting of 1970s-era studios "and Annabel's in London," said. "I wanted to make sure people can see the work I've put in over the years reflected from every vantage point."
Naturally, the Digest piece states that Drake's personal favorite spot in the home is the 3,200-square-foot master bedroom, complete with 1,100 square feet of covered terraces. As Drake explained, this room is where he goes to "decompress from the world" at night and "open my eyes" to seize another 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," he said.
Anyway, while we all waste time comparing our current social distancing locales to the house that "Summer Games" arguably helped build, why not engage in a quick bout of tweeted reactions perusal? It certainly couldn't hurt: