Drake Gives an Inside Look at His 50,000-Square-Foot Toronto Mansion

Get an insider's glimpse at the house that "Summer Games" helped build.


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As you may have picked up on by way of the quarantine-friendly "Toosie Slide" visual, Drake's place of dwelling is indeed quite nice.

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.

...drake’s house is on another level. it’s been featured in architectural digest may edition. pic.twitter.com/T6RGGuQq5L

— supernova (@MissKeratilwe) April 8, 2020

"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:

Obvious nostalgia for high-end malls https://t.co/j9LlwfuXmq

— Angela Lashbrook (@lemonsand) April 8, 2020

Drake's entire aesthetic is "bathroom of an expensive restaurant that won't be around in four years" https://t.co/xUL9K1qa7J

— Evan Rytlewski (@Evanryt) April 8, 2020

Some of y'all tried to shade Drake because his house isn't cheap because that's what you're used to. Just shaded yourself. Calling it a shopping mall or casino. Nah, this is old world opulence. https://t.co/BJ7YW9BEYs

— jen (@thejendoctrine) April 8, 2020

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