Since it’s connected to Paul Deen’s custom-built house and a 5.5-acre spread in Savannah, Ga., anyone with a hankering to cook in the television chef’s kitchen is going to have pony up her asking price of $12.5 million or an offer in that neighborhood.
The estate, called Riverbend for its panoramic views of the Wilmington River, sits on a bluff and includes 300 feet of waterfront.
Reached by way of a gated and secured entrance and a driveway surrounded by lush landscaping, the French Caribbean-style main house centers on the kitchen of Deen’s dreams. State-of-the-art commercial grade appliances, an abundant pantry and even an aviary lie within the kitchen and family room combined space.
The more than 14,500-square-foot main house also features a study with a saltwater aquarium and a grand living room overlooking covered terraces with river views.
The master suite comes with a master bathroom sitting area, French doors that open to a terrace, a dressing room and a custom walk-in closet.
The outdoor kitchen is decked out with three grills, four refrigerators and one smoker. Then there’s a swimming pool, a pool room, an exercise room, a media room with a movie screen and guest quarters.
Two guest cottages, a 10,000-square-foot barn with eight-car garage, an apartment, a stocked pond, a dock with a dock house and a croquet court complete the grounds.
The 28,000 total square feet of living space includes a total of eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and one powder room.
Deen, 68, won a Daytime Emmy for her show “Paula’s Home Cooking,” which ran from 2002 to 2012. “Not My Mamma’s Meals” followed in 2012 and 2013. More recently she has been on “The Chew.”
Elaine Seabolt of Seabolt Brokers is the listing agent.