Construction on Drake’s new 35,000-square-foot home in Toronto has been going on for over a year. He started building the palatial estate in 2016, and the mansion includes a slew of features that make it drool-worthy.
Architect Ferris Rafauli is responsible for the home’s design (see some outside shots here). Since the rapper is a huge fan of basketball, he elected to build a life-sized basketball court in the basement, reports TMZ. He has enough space because the lower level is 15,000-square-feet big. The area will also include a spa with two saunas, a massage room, swimming pool, hot tub, and a snack lounge. It’s worth noting that the snack spot will be suspended above the basketball court. It’s unclear how that will function, but it’s sure to be pretty cool.
There will be an additional hot tub on the mansion’s rooftop terrace. The home will also include an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by bars and projection screens (it’s obvious that he plans on doing a lot of entertaining at this residence).
Other amenities include a wine and champagne bar, home theatre, recording studio, 10-car garage, and award room. He’s received numerous trophies over the years, including Grammy awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, etc. (and obviously enough trophies to require their own space).
Drake’s mansion is located in the same neighbourhood where the late pop star Prince once lived and singer Gordon Lightfoot resides. Drake bought the property in 2015 for $6.7 million. Check out a video of the mansion in progress here.
In related news, Drake recently cancelled two concerts in Miami due to an undisclosed health crisis. He revealed on Instagram Story on Sunday: “I got so ill so fast and I had never experienced anything like that in my life. Unlike other show cancellations or date adjustments due to production issues this one fell on me and I just want to apologize because I hate letting down anyone who come to share these moments with us.”
He credited “round the clock care” from two doctors and a nurse with attending to his needs. A rep for the rapper blamed the cancellations on the flu.