Drake’s Toronto Manor Home Is Far More Extravagant Than You Might Imagine

Freda A. Nix

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The Embassy. Drake Manor. The pleasure dome. These are all different ways Architectural Digest referred to Canadian rapper Drake’s absurdly extravagant Toronto home, recently completed after six years of careful renovations and design work. The 50,000 square foot mansion is finally being revealed in all its glory, and we’re more than a little blinded by the luxury of it all. So much marble. So much velvet. So very many chandeliers. But don’t worry — the words “too much” aren’t in Drake’s vocabulary.

Before we get into these photos, it’s best if you hear the decor described by the man himself. “It’s overwhelming high luxury,” Drake explained to Architectural Digest. “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

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No one but Drake actually thinks Drake’s house is cool

Freda A. Nix

Drake opened up his 50,000-square-foot, $100 million Toronto mansion to Architectural Digest, which published photos Wednesday of the “extravagant” Beaux Arts home that the rapper has dubbed “The Embassy.” “Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years,” Drake told AD. “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.”

But it’s … maybe not quite generating the awe he expected. “Why does Drake live in a lobby” tweeted editor Silvia Killingsworth. “Airport Hilton,” chipped in The Wall Street Journal‘s Jason Gay.

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