Drake is recognized as one of hip hop’s best talents, has sold millions of records, has collected many awards, has a gig as the “global ambassador” for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and has garnered a $60 million net worth, according to Forbes. Now, the superstar artist, who released his latest album “VIEWS” just last month, is reportedly building a massive home in Toronto, Canada, which should further solidify his position in the hip hop hierarchy.
There are plans for the Toronto native’s 21,000-square-foot-mansion with at least five bedrooms and four bathrooms to be built in his hometown’s upscale residential neighborhood, Bridle Path. According to city records, the bachelor’s pad will include features fit for hip hop royalty. It will boast a music room; a 44-foot-by-94-foot basketball court; a spa with a massage room; a basement with a linen closet; a room for specifically for “important artifacts;” and a jersey museum; a gym; a pool; a hot tub; a bar with multiple chambers; and a rooftop terrace. A room for the Grammy Award-winner’s numerous awards will be housed on the first floor of the mansion, along with a piano room, a library, a dining room, a mudroom, and a two-story great room. The second floor will be where the master bedroom, which will include a steam shower and two dressing rooms, will be found.
As of now, it looks like there is a house located on the two-acre property that will be torn down to make room for the “Headlines” rapper’s new pad.
The property was purchased last year by a company, which is headed by Drake’s current manager and DJ. Other staff members of the company that owns the property have also been linked to Drake in the past. David Bolno, who has acted as Drake’s business manager, is listed as a partner at the firm. Ferris Rafauli, who will reportedly be the lead designer on the project, also has a history of working with the superstar rapper, as he designed the Sher Club, the luxury members-only and invite-only sports and entertainment club that is located in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, which is the home arena of the Toronto Raptor franchise.
This won’t be Drake’s first multimillion-dollar estate. He currently owns a property in Hidden Hills, California. He made it his home back in 2012, after spending a reported $8 million for it.
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