Rumour has it Drake is super rich. We know he planned to spend over $200,000 on a "Harry Potter" first edition. We've read about his hobby of collecting Birkin bags, the cheapest of which are in the $15,000 range, as a future gift for "the woman I end up with." Sure.
But his new Toronto home, which he started building in spring 2016 and is now almost finished, really takes the cake. (And that cake is a custom-made Madagascan vanilla bean vertical trifle gateau covered with real gold foil and hand-painted sugar roses, naturally.)
Last week on his Instagram story, Drake posted updates on the house, which looks more like a museum or luxury hotel than any house we're familiar with, personally. It is a monster.
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The house's designer, Ferris Rafauli, also posted video of the palatial home.
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We already knew that the house Drake built on a nearly $7-million property would include a full NBA-size basketball court, spa and sauna, jersey museum, and awards room. But new details have come out about just how bonkers fancy the house is.
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The basement — just the basement!!! — apparently includes two saunas, a massage room, pool with a hot tub, and "snack lounge suspended ABOVE the b-ball court," as TMZ gleefully reports. That, of course, raises the question: what the heck is a suspended snack lounge? And why is it above the basketball court? It's a level of luxury that literally does not compute.
TMZ goes on to say that the house will have a wine and champagne bar, home theatre, and rooftop terrace with another hot tub. And another swimming pool will be surrounded by giant projection screens, which the outlet says will "create an atmosphere of entertainment and hospitality."
Drake, of course, makes his love for his hometown of Toronto well-known, dubbing it "the 6" and sitting on the CN Tower on the cover of his 2016 album "Views." But anyone who knows Toronto knows the number one Toronto hobby is complaining about housing prices. Rep the 6 all you want to your celebrity friends, but unless you've personally stared down a raccoon going through the garbage next to your overpriced rental, you may have ever so slightly lost sight of the Toronto experience.
Alternately, that could be the wrong view — for all we know, 20 years from now, all Toronto houses will have suspended snack lounges. Anything's possible.
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