Drake hardly had the lavish mansion in the mountains above Beverly Hills for a year after paying top price for it.
The rapper is selling his resort-style paradise for $88 million on the open market. The home’s listing was originally made public by TMZ. Drake spends a lot of time in his hometown of Toronto, where he owns a 50,000 square foot monster mansion in the affluent Bridle Path neighbourhood.
The roughly 25,000 square foot estate was developed by the renowned KAA Design Group architects for Guess co-founder Armand Marciano and constructed over several years beginning in the late 1990s. English music artist Robbie Williams, who purchased the Tuscan-style home in 2015 for $33 million, had the interiors rebuilt and replaced with more modern areas.
The home’s original furnishings were Old World-inspired, Mediterranean-themed spaces. Drake purchased the enormous complex from Williams and his wife Ayda Field last spring for an astounding $75 million.
The mansion is depicted on the website much as it was when Williams owned it and Field routinely posted pictures of it to his Instagram account. The house is approached via gates and a very long driveway, and it is located in a remote area high in the hills above Benedict Canyon, at the end of a little-known cul-de-sac.
Beautiful views of the canyon, city, and ocean are framed by dozens of old oak trees and mature olive trees. There is an 11-car garage and a sizable motor-court with plenty of space for additional parking on the property.
Everything is distinctly unique, including the countless marble finishes and the handcrafted woodwork, and its installation probably cost a fortune. The house has one of the largest grass areas in the 90210, a full-size tennis court, an outdoor kitchen, and a hidden orchard, according to the ad, but the expansive grounds and views steal the real estate show.
The compound is located on a nearly 20-acre plot of ground, much of which is a rough hillside. There has been no information yet on where Drake is moving.