Well he and OVO call it The Embassy and it’s featured in the new issue of Architectural Digest. The Embassy is Drake’s Toronto… mansion? Estate? That’s why I called it a “chateau” in the title. Because mansion and estate don’t seem extra enough for what we’re seeing here. And it’s A LOT. After all, you didn’t expect Drake to live in a low-key space, did you? Please. He’s not even subtle in the way he talks about the place.
“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,” Drake says of his passion project. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” he adds.
It’s his Louvre. Wait. Should I change the title of this post? Drake’s Louvre?
Obviously this feature was put together before the COVID-19 lockdown. And Drake is currently locked down in Toronto but Drake knows how to manipulate time better than almost every other celebrity – so now the video he released for “Toosie Slide” last week serves as a teaser for this magazine profile of his home. The video, of course, was shot inside The Embassy, like a personal tour. Architectural Digest compliments the tour. And “Toosie Slide” is an addition to AD. AD is basically telling me how much it all costs. Spoiler: SO MUCH MONEY.
Look at that f-cking scaffold. All the chandeliers. All the all of the everything and ALL OF IT.
Here’s how the bedroom is described:
“As always, God is in the details. The bed and bed base, which weigh roughly one ton and cost more than many people’s entire homes, is from Rafauli’s new line for Hästens, called Grand Vividus. The headboard, accented with antique mirror and channel-tufted leather, encompasses a whiskey-and-¬champagne bar on the reverse side. The nightstands feature mother-of-pearl inlays, and the bedding incorporates an Alexander McQueen hummingbird tapestry from The Rug Company.”
Look, I appreciate the need for comfortable sheets. But you want to get comfortable on your sheets so that you can be comfortable, and sometimes comfortable means, I dunno, sweating and grease and fluids. Sorry, I know that’s gross. But I would feel so afraid using these f-cking art sheets because they probably cost a year’s salary and how do you even launder it?!
Also, Drake is isolating with his crew and obviously The Embassy is big enough to accommodate all of them but, do you think he’s been sleeping alone all this time?
Anyway, please enjoy the excess of how Drake lives…with one exception. The Birkin bags are mentioned when Drake’s two-story closet is described:
“Equally dramatic is Drake’s two-story closet, adorned with amethyst hardware, rock crystal, and seating upholstered in diamond-tufted shearling with polished nickel studs. It’s the perfect place to display the musician’s extensive wardrobe, sneaker collection, and the array of precious Hermès Birkin bags that he has been amassing for years.”
Those Birkin bags are a famous Drake anecdote. He’s been collecting them for his “future wife”. LOLOLOLOL.
Click here for Drake’s Louvre in AD.