Superstar rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor Drake is building a huge home in the exclusive Bridle Path neighborhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Drake, who has a net worth of around $60 million, enlisted the help of renowned architect/builder Ferris Rafuli to build his dream home. The French Chateau inspired home is being built at 21 Park Lane Circle and will feature approximately 21,000 square feet of living space with an indoor basketball court, gym, massage room, indoor pool with spa, a bar flanked by special chambers labelled “chilled champagne” and “chilled wine,” home theater/music room and much more.

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  • AndrewF

    And he wants to squeeze it into 2 acres? Ugh…




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    • horselips

      This is “New money” and as usual, it doesn’t come with class, just style.




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      • Stove

        lol…When I saw who the owner was, I literally said out loud to my girlfriend that the comment section was going to contain some variant of the typical “money can’t buy class” phrase. But she said with only floor plans, and no decor to refer to; attacking the man’s class would be a stretch. Clearly she was wrong.




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        • TrangleC

          Yeah, it is always the same on those luxury and architecture blogs.
          I don’t know “horselips” and don’t want to go as far as to accuse him/her of something, but I made the experience that it is usually people who don’t have a real taste of their own, or are afraid of living it, who hide behind formulaic “class” and go the safe route with buying antiques instead of new designs.
          They think old stuff is save and you can’t embarrass yourself with it and that this kind of cowardice somehow puts them into the position to look down on people who dare trying new stuff and buy what they like instead of what will impress others.

          I grew up in the south of Germany, among medieval castle ruins and stuff like that. The main building of the elementary school I went to was over 1000 years old and my aunt lived in a house that was 700 years old.
          The whole town fetishizes and glorifies its past and it was like living in a museum.

          The point being, I know “old” and I don’t like it very much. Especially don’t I buy into that notion that old equals good or “classy”.

          If they would have had our technology and our means back in medieval and renaissance days, they would have used them and would have built and designed differently.

          Small, easy to heat rooms, creaky hardwood floors, wallpaper and drapes were a necessity, not a free design choice.

          It is silly that we still think we need to emulate that nowadays, just because stuff that looks old makes us safe from the fashion police.




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          • Teddee13

            100% agree and very well said.




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      • AndrewF

        And in this case it doesn’t come with the land either 🙂




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      • Teddee13

        It’s in Bridle Path. Attaining land is about equal to attaining land in established sections of Palm Beach County. You get what you can, not necessarily what you can afford to get. It might not be as hard to come by as in Manhattan, Monaco or Tokyo, but land space is still very limited, especially in specific zones of wealth.

        Just because he opted not to build his mansion in the middle of Kansas on 1,000 acres of flat nothingness, surrounded by hicks and more nothingness, doesn’t make it classless. It his particular case, it makes it smart and much safer.

        2 acres in Boca on the canal or beach is almost an impossibility, even for mansions built there decades ago. Even 1 acre is an improbability. Oftentimes the exterior wall of a 15,000sf home is separated by nothing more than a half a foot of shrubbery from the wall of the mansion next door. And considering that the only thing new about the people living there are their grandchildren, certainly not their money, the contempt I’m seeing here is doesn’t fit the situation.

        How ridiculous to judge his preferences on the basis of his status of nouveau riche, celebrity, and apparently because he doesn’t measure up to your own vaulted esteem of true wealth and taste, of which can be evidenced…where? Oh, right. On a comment section dedicated to OTHER people’s wealth and accomplishments.

        I wouldn’t give two figs if the completed house deserved censure and condemnation because it was excessively gauche, tacky and had ridiculous architectural elements. We’ve all seen multi-million dollar eyesores. But you’re belittling his taste, class and date of wealth attainment because he’s done what hundreds of other old-monied people have done, which is to settle for a large home on a smaller estate lot in order to live in a highly desireable neighborhood.

        It smacks of something vile than simple hypocrisy and undeserved condemnation. For years I’ve seen you post your praises for houses lacking anything resembling class and refinement. Yet just on land size and floorplans alone you’ve finally found a mansion to take issue with. And it’s this. Yeah, okay.

        Like I said, I smell something vile.




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        • horselips

          Look at the construction. See those plywood sheets? This is a cheap-ass stucco McMansion on steroids. A really classy 21K square foot mansion would be built entirely of stone or brick. I have no doubt that the interior will be stunningly stylish, but it’s all image without the substance that makes great architecture, well, great.
          As for your apologetics over land size and availability, I’ll take your informed and experienced word for it. But it begs the question – if all you can get is a dinky little lot, separated from your neighbors by half a foot of shrubbery, what exactly makes that a “highly desirable neighborhood?” Is it the close, encroaching proximity of other equally myopic owners?
          Our differences over this are not because one of us is right or wrong, but because we approach luxury housing from different traditions, applying different ethics, seeking differing and irreconcilable goals and objectives. Essentially, we see things according to our own eccentric priorities. And that’s why this website is so much fun. From small, bacon-wrapped tract houses costing millions of dollars to skyscraper penthouse apartments, to real working baroque palaces, to mansions built along airstrips, waterfronts, golf courses to whatever, the world of luxury real estate is diverse enough to accommodate and satisfy every desire and every taste and every class. Even low-class like this 21,000 square foot P.O.S. Enjoy.




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  • Bill_N

    So, who’s calling it “The Drake Bldg.”…..the architect, or the egotistical owner?




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  • Rustic

    Drake is only worth 60 million, I have more then him, I would never build a house of this size on this lot size and from the looks of the floor plan it is pretty boring, but good luck and god bless




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    • ron

      What do you do for a living?




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      • Rustic

        I was in investment banking, now simi invest in start ups.




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    • Teddee13

      You really think he’s only worth $60 million? Puh-lease. It’s usually Forbes or the like making determinations of a celebrity’s wealth, that everyone else quotes and they are rarely ever right. Very few people have ever opened their books and handed over their tax returns to those who publish a person’s net worth, so it’s all just guesstimates based on contracts they know about and that manager’s might report to the media with little to no verification. Look how far off they were about 50 Cent’s net worth. 50 couldn’t even have afforded to build this house before the lawsuits. So unless Drake is building this as a spec house with other people’s money in the hopes of flipping it upon completion, he’s worth more than $60 million.




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  • Noah brandini

    If you need to tell people how rich you are maybe you are not that rich. And this type of mega mansion is just an ego trip for their owners with their “Look at me” design.




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