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Drake caught the internet’s attention when he dropped the visuals for “Toosie Slide” last week, however, it was his house that really stole the show. Now a new profile by Architectural Digest takes us even future into Drake’s extravagant multi-million dollar Toronto mansion, also known as “The Embassy” — but Twitter isn’t exactly impressed.

Speaking to AD, Champagne Papi explained the inspiration behind his manor’s lavish design. “Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years,” he noted. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.” 

The ostentatious mansion is completely done up in Drake’s over-the-top style. “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 Toronto native explained.

On the occasion of Drake opening his doors, we rounded up everything there is to know about Drake’s extravagant multi-million dollar Toronto mansion, also known as “The Embassy.”

Keep scrolling for Twitter reactions, a tour of Drake’s mansion, and more.

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A closer look at The Embassy

Drake spared no expense on his Toronto residence, so it makes sense why he’d want to show it off. The mega-mansion features an NBA-sized basketball court, a bathroom that plays soft music when you enter and much more. The property is so ostentatious that it even has DJ Khaled green with envy.

Now scroll down for a closer look at the wild mansion.

It cost him approximately $100 million

Drake purchased the sprawling $6.7 million piece of land in North-East Toronto’s exclusive Bridle Path area — also known as “Millionaires’ Row” — in 2018, and built ab50,000 square-foot palace on it constructed entirely of limestone. The property is surrounded by tall 4.4-meter fences for optimum privacy and security, which Drake had to ask permission for as the city’s law states no residential fence can exceed two meters in height.

Drizzy recruited Ontario-based luxury home designer and builder Ferris Rafauli for the enormous undertaking. “In form, materials, and execution, the structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion. But the exterior profiles are more minimal and the lines are a bit cleaner,” says Rafauli.

Peep a glimpse of the construction process below.

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The interior is very… well, Drake

Rafauli describes the interiors as “modern Art Deco.” The design is very lush, running with a monochrome grey, black and white color scheme. It boasts roaring fireplaces, huge chandeliers, gold ornaments, and marble floors and fixtures. The furnishings throughout the home were all custom designed by Rafauli in materials ranging from dyed ostrich skin and mohair to macassar and bronze.

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Yes, that’s an OVO-branded indoor basketball court

The crib features an OVO-branded NBA regulation-size basketball court, done up in dark colors — which DJ Khaled gave fans a glimpse of during one of his visits. Drake already featured his private court in the video for “Money in the Grave.”

Can we talk about the musical toilet?

Another interesting feature of Drake’s mansion is his musical toilet. During a tour of his house on Instagram Stories, the rapper showed off the automated water closet which unfolds and plays soothing music when you enter. Check it out below.

It’s filled with insane memorabilia

We know Drake loves to own and show off rare collector’s pieces, be it NBA championship rings or erotic watches. So it’s no surprise that the rapper’s home is filled to the brim with bizarre collectibles and memorabilia. The rapper even owns a bespoke concert grand piano by the venerable piano maker Bösendorfer designed in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and Rafauli.

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer