Drake’s $130 Million Beverly Hills Mansion is Up For Sale
He may have started from the bottom (or not, depending on who you ask), but rapper Drake is riding high in the City of Angels. Just weeks after setting the internet ablaze with his Kim Kardashian-sampling hit ‘Search and Rescue’, the four-time Grammy Award-winning rapper is back in the news, for an entirely different reason. Drake is currently offloading his sprawling Beverly Hills mansion for a whopping USD$88 million (AUD$130 million), with the first images of the celebrity home proving Rich Flex wasn’t just a hit song.
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Originally designed by KAA Design Group for Guess co-founder Armand Marciano back in the 1990s, the near-25,000 square-foot architectural colossus has changed hands several times. According to Forbes, in 2015, UK popstar Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field picked up the 90210 property for a cool USD$33 million (AUD$50 million) before giving the palatial residence a thorough renovation. A few short years later, Williams waved goodbye to the McMansion, handing the keys over to Drake for a ridiculous USD$75 million (AUD$112 million). Now, the Toronto-born superstar is doing the same.
While that price tag puts Drake’s house, much like his Yolo Estate, firmly out of the reach of the everyday onlooker, the official listing for the Kip Drive property does reveal a taste of how the other half lives. According to real estate brand Beverly Hills Estates, the organisation handling the listing, the home is set across three levels, accessible only through a long private-gated drive. Once you’ve made your way inside the compound, you’ll be greeted by an unparalleled outlook of Los Angeles, with 360-degree views boasting canyon, city and ocean scenes. Inside, the opulence continues.
The home exudes a Tuscan-style approach, typified by the sprawling tiled areas and double-height foyer. From the moment guests enter, they’re hit by a wall of natural light bursting through the large, wide-panned windows. From there, Drake’s Los Angeles home splits into a seemingly-endless cavalcade of open-plan spaces, with sweeping views of the sunburnt outlook taking pride of place in each.
A noted partier, Drake is no stranger to a big crowd, so it makes sense that the international star has room to move. His Beverly Hills home houses 10 bedrooms (presumably each containing a $400,000 bed), alongside 22 bathrooms, several formal living and dining rooms, a gym and a library. Of course, making a palace run effectively is no mean feat and as such, the compound boasts three ensuite bedrooms for in-house staff.
Throw in a fully-contained guest house, 11-car garage, elevator, wine cellar and games room, and it’s not hard to see how the valuers got to the $88 million figure, but it’s merely a drop in the ocean for the NOCTA owner. Despite being one of the largest and most expensive homes up for sale anywhere in the world, Drake’s L.A. house pales in comparison to his 50,000-square-foot estate in Toronto.
The Bridle Path property appears to be his main residence, so offloading the $88 million Kip Drive mansion, alongside the two L.A. ranches he dropped last year, isn’t likely to impact him too much. We think he’ll be just fine.