If there were ever a reason to “call you on your cellphone,” this would have been it. Hip-hop star Drake (real name: Aubrey Graham) pulled a fast one on all of us last summer and dropped $2.85 million on the beautiful estate next door to his already expansive Hidden Hills, CA, real estate compound. Drake purchased the larger property, a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom sprawling mansion, back in 2012 for $7.7 million. But he must have decided that scooping up the house next door was a wise business decision — or he needed a massive new guesthouse (with its own guesthouse, naturally) — because last June, he spent $2.85 million to own it. (And hey, he’s not alone; Kylie Jenner, Moby, and Joaquin Phoenix are just a few other stars who have purchased the pad next door.)
Drake’s new property, built in 1955, is a charming ranch-style house tucked away on a peaceful cul-de-sac. Located on 1 acre, the 4,445-square-foot four-bedroom, five-bathroom home is the perfect cozy complement to the 7,444-square-foot home next door. An open floor plan, hardwood floors, and high ceilings are the ultimate example of California cool, while multiple fireplaces and a top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen make this the type of home friends will want to hang out in. Which is great, because we hear Lil Wayne can be quite the demanding houseguest.
Outside, there’s a spacious front yard and a cozy, secluded backyard with a swimming pool and 800-square-foot guesthouse, as well as a small pool house. We’re guessing Drake’s fantasy girl Rihanna can stay there whenever she wants to put him in the friend zone. Ouch! There’s even room for horses, because if there’s any hobby we imagine Drake having, it’s slapping on the ol’ riding boots for a trot around the ring.
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