With the help of Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli, Drake built the house of his dreams in his hometown. Envisioned by the 6 God six years ago, the 50,000 square foot luxury pad was merely a dream dating back to his younger days. “I think the house shows that I have true faith in myself to take on this task when I was just 27 and see it through,” says the 33-year-old superstar. “I also think the house says that I will forever remain solid in the place I was born.”
Drake’s home includes a regulation-size NBA court, a 3,200 square-foot master bedroom suite, and a bespoke Bösendorfer concert grand piano designed by Ferris Rafauli and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. “Drake’s world completely revolves around music, so he wasn’t going to buy just any piano. This prized possession is an authentic marriage of artistry, craft, and quality,” Rafauli reveals.
Despite all the plush amenities, Drake’s favorite spot is his bedroom since it’s “where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day,” He adds: “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.”
Ultimately for Drake, he wanted to build a home that can stand the test of time. “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 mentions of his passion project. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.”