Paula Deen's Savannah Estate for Sale for $12.5 Million
By Melissa Allison
Celebrity chef Paula Deen is asking $12.5 million for her Savannah estate in the city where she cooked up her Food Network shows. "When Paula is in Savannah, she wants an easier and simpler life," a source told People magazine of the listing.
The large riverfront estate called "Riverbend" is set up like a private resort with an outdoor kitchen, a pond and a swimming pool with a dive-in theater.
It boasts a main house built in the French Caribbean style, two guest cottages, a dock house and a barn with an eight-car garage. Altogether, the 2009 estate includes eight bedrooms and 8.5 baths across 28,000 square feet of living space.
The doyenne of Southern cooking has been off the Food Network for almost two years and is now hawking her subscription-based Paula Deen Network, a mobile game and a line of food including chocolate butter sticks.
Elaine Seabolt of Seabolt Brokers has the listing.