Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – From a bed weighing a ton and a 4,000-pound bathtub carved out of black marble, the Canadian rapper Drake’s home is not without opulence and opulence.
The palace includes a basketball court the size of the stadiums where NBA matches are played, a studio for recording songs, as well as an indoor pool.
Drake offers Architectural Digest a comprehensive overview of the mansion, and Canadian rappers hope to highlight the design inspiration behind this multi-million dollar project.
The story of the palace in the magazine contains several photos taken throughout the 50,000 square foot palace.
The story also includes an interview with the creative mind behind the specially designed house, the designer Ferris Ravoli, who describes how he laid a contemporary touch on the architecture of fine art.
“According to the shape, the materials, and the execution, the building is a nineteenth-century limestone mansion. But the outward formations look less and the lines appear clearer,” said Ravoli during the interview.
Drake’s Palace, dubbed “The Embassy”, meaning the embassy, is distinguished by other luxurious materials including bronze, black granite, Makassar ebony and brown onyx.
The motifs include sculptures by the American artist “KAWS”, as well as a selection of “Grammy Awards”, and a full corridor dedicated to sports star shirts.
During his interview with Architectural Digest, Drake indicated that he wanted to demonstrate the ultimate in luxury through the size of rooms, building materials, floor and ceiling details.
Drake also wanted to make sure his audiences saw the work he had done over the years, and that it reflected in every respect, according to what was reported.
Drake previously gave a glimpse of his palace via social media and through videos of his songs. However, the new photo session offers an unprecedented look at the design of the luxurious palace, including the master bedroom of 3,000 square feet, a basketball court, and an ornate yellow lounge described by Ravoli as a “contemporary architecture”.
Elsewhere, the 44-foot-high living room, called the “Grand Room”, contains a grand “Bösendorfer” party piano specially designed in collaboration with Ravoli and famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
“The world of Drake is all about music, so he won’t buy an ordinary piano,” said Ravoli.
The palace dates back to 2015, when Drake bought a plot of land in Toronto for $ 6.7 million, and then demolished the existing house to make room for his mega house with its high ceiling.
The rapper, whose net worth was estimated at $ 150 million in 2019, according to Forbes magazine, said the home illustrated his desire to “stay fixed forever where he was born.”
“I wanted the structure to remain stable for 100 years,” Drake told Architectural Digest, adding that one of the things he would leave behind was, “so he should have been immortal and strong.”
In addition to creative orientation, Ravoulie designed a number of elements in the palace himself, including a “shearling” banquet, and an attractive chandelier made of bronze and marble.
The designer and his famous client also got furniture from the Italian company “Venicem” and “New York’s Lumifer”, as well as textiles such as Alexander McQueen and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
“Once you choose a certain style, you can dance in this style,” Ravoli told the magazine.