Published by Kartik Subramaniam
I never imagined that I'd be writing an article on the entertainer Drake for our real estate school blog, yet here I am. I previously authored an article discussing the trend of individuals relocating from California to other states, specifically during the COVID pandemic. However, the news of Drake reportedly putting his final US property on the market has piqued my interest.
First, for our real estate school students who are interested in breaking into luxury real estate, this is particularly appropriate as the same licenses that you would need to sell a small condo in southern California is the same license that allows you to sell a mansion like the one discussed in this article.
Canadian-born rapper Drake is reportedly saying goodbye to America as he lists his final US property, an $88 million Beverly Hills estate, for sale. The Grammy award-winning artist has allegedly decided to return to his hometown of Toronto, where he resides in a custom-built mansion. The Beverly Hills estate is a stunning Tuscan-style home boasting luxurious features and amenities, increasing appeal to what is certainly a narrow buyer pool.
The KAA Associates designed property Drake is selling has a celebrity ownership history, with British pop star Robbie Williams initially purchasing the property before Drake acquired it for $75 million in 2022. The sprawling estate is situated on a roughly 19.7-acre lot in the verdant hills of Benedict Canyon.
Public records indicate a structure size of 24,260 square feet featuring 10 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms, offering ample space for both living and entertaining. Its resort-style landscaping and incredible city, ocean, and mountain views create an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation.
According to sources, the property is stacked with lavish amenities, including a circular motor court with water fountains, a grand columned entryway, a double-height foyer, and a sweeping grand staircase. The living spaces feature two fireplaces, a library with built-in cabinets, a formal dining room, and a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast room.
Additional features include a professional screening room, wine cellar, gym, game room, hidden tennis court, and an 11-car garage. The estate also boasts a pool/guest house with a mosaic-tiled pool, an indoor-outdoor kitchen, and an orchard with mature olive trees and ancient oaks. The 11-car garage is appropriate as the musician is known to have a car collection consisting of a 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari, a 2010 Mercedes SLR McLaren, and even a coveted Bugatti Veyron, according to British GQ magazine.
Drake has recently sold off a string of US properties totaling $26 million. The sales include a trio of properties in the Hidden Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, purchased by various buyers, including LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and former US assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim.
In Toronto, Drake's custom-built 50,000-square-foot mansion serves as his primary residence. The property features an NBA-regulation size indoor basketball court and numerous other lavish amenities. The rapper's intention behind the home's design was to create a timeless, monumental structure that would stand firm for 100 years.
Drake's decision to sell his final US property and focus on his Canadian roots demonstrates his commitment to his hometown of Toronto. With no known plans to purchase any other properties in the United States in the near future, the rapper's luxurious Beverly Hills estate is now up for grabs, offering a rare opportunity for potential buyers to own a piece of celebrity real estate.
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