Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and businessman. The 33 year-old rapper decided to built his new dome in his hometown city, in Toronto. And, today, Inspirations Blog will open the doors of his Manor House with 50.000 square feet!
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This is a special residential project for the rapper Drake: he decided to have a monumental scale house in his hometown with a strong structure that will make it last 100 years. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” he adds.
The mega recordig artist‘s house is something that was taken to another level: a 50.000 square feet house with amenities “such as an NBA regulation-size indoor basketball court crowned by a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight, Drake’s astonishing domicile certainly qualifies as extravagant”, says AD.
A residential project designed by the renowned Canadian architectural and interior designer, Ferris Rafauli. An “old-world craftsmanship, constructed of limestone, bronze, exotic woods, and other noble materials. Every detail of the sprawling property has been meticulously conceived and executed. And there isn’t a Scarface poster in sight”.
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A contemporary house décor with a touch of European Classic style and Art Déco. Classic European Style can be characterized by a mix of different aesthetics: Victorian, Art Deco, Greek and Roman. The design pieces of this particular style are a combination of modern and classic desing, with a glam of minimalistic and modern style.
However, what is contemporary style? Contemporary means ‘at the moment’, which makes this style particularly hard to define. Dating back to the 1970s, this style is unique because it borrows elements from many other aesthetics. In it, you can see nods to modern, traditional, art deco and even futuristic design. At the end, it means that contemporary style is always evolving, and the team does its best to be always updated with the latest design trends. Nowadays, it can be defined by neutral colors, clean an curved lines and minimalism.
“In form, materials, and execution, the structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion. But the exterior profiles are more minimal and the lines are a bit cleaner,” says Rafauli, who heads his own namesake luxury design/build firm based in Ontario. “This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do.”
The high-contrast combination is sophisticated and dramatic. You can combine the color of furniture, space, decorations to create the perfect modern classic style. To make this style even more atractive, the designer displayed several nice accessories, but not exaggerating it.
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“A Ferris Rafauli custom daybed wears a Jean Paul Gaultier textile in the recording studio. The accent pillows, also by Rafauli, are made of Jonas Wood x Louis Vuitton Monogram silk scarves”, AD.
The Nero granite creates an intiguing lighting effect in the pool area.
The studio lounge is where the art déco style can be easily spoted: “The room’s crowning glory is a foliate ceiling of concentric backlit hexagonal panels wrapped in Alcantara faux suede, with a massive Venini-glass sunburst chandelier dropped from its center. The furnishings, here as throughout the home, were all custom designed by Rafauli in materials that range from dyed ostrich skin and mohair to macassar and bronze”.
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We’ve noticed that several rooms of the house have granite incorporated into the décor. It is actually one of the latest design trends, and it also because of its durability.
Drake’s Grammys are displayed in his awards room.
All pictures: AD Magazine