As laid-off people the world wide struggle to make ends meet in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Drake has elected to letArchitectural Digest into his 50,000-square-foot "manor house" in Toronto--which he refers to as "the Embassy."
As Jezebel writes, the rappers's "interior design style is extremely 'rich single guy' and 'whiskey commercial, with toys on display.' It is both hideous and glamorous at the same time, full of unnecessary accoutrements."
Speaking of those accoutrements, here are seven of the most ridiculous features of Drake's insane home:
- An “NBA regulation-size indoor basketball court” topped with “a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight”
- A “bespoke Bösendorfer concert grand piano designed by Ferris Rafauli and Takashi Murakami”
- A solid limestone entry hall “with beveled inserts of Nero Marquina marble beneath a faceted ceiling of antique mirror framed in bronze” and “two sculptures by Kaws.” Why do rich dudes love Kaws so much?
- Lobmeyr’s Metropolitan chandelier, “originally designed by Hans Harald Rath to decorate the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1963,” and built with “20,000 pieces of hand-cut Swarovski crystal”
- A bed and bed frame that weighs “roughly one ton and cost more than many people’s entire homes” and “encompasses a whiskey-and—champagne bar on the reverse side” of the headboard
- A “4,000-pound tub of faceted black marble carved from a single block” that adorns his bathroom
- A bunch of action figures on display in a “canary-yellow lounge”