Published Apr 08, 2020Drake has been giving us glimpses of his new house in Toronto's ritzy Bridle Path neighbourhood via Instagram for quite some time now, and he even gave us a tour in his recent "Toosie Slide" video. But now, the place has been professionally shot and showcased for Architectural Digest.
The magazine features Drizzy and his house in its latest issue, talking to the rapper and his architect Ferris Rafauli about the inspirations behind the luxurious palace-like house.
Speaking of the house dubbed "The Embassy," Drake said he wanted to build something that would leave a lasting impression on Toronto.
"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," he told the magazine. "It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong."
He added, "It's overwhelming high luxury. That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings. I wanted to make sure people can see the work I've put in over the years reflected from every vantage point."
The article and accompanying photo spreads give us a closer looks at some of the rapper's loudest statement pieces — including a custom piano designed by Austrian piano maker Bösendorfer and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
There's also a 4,000-pound black marble bathtub, a two-storey closet for his collection of Birkin bags and fabrics throughout the house by Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen.
Read the full Architectural Digest feature here, and check out a photo gallery from the shoot below.