Celebrity chef Paula Deen is buttering up potential buyers of her Georgia home with a $1.25 million price cut.
Deen is now selling her Savannah, Georgia, waterfront mansion, dubbed “Riverbend,” for $8.75 million, the second price cut since the home first hit the market for $12.5 million in 2015. She tried to sweeten the deal last year, too, by reducing the price to $10 million, according to listing records.
A titan of southern cooking, Deen bought the 5.5-acre compound with her husband, Michael Groover, in 2006 for $3.75 million, according to property records. She now has sole ownership of the home, records show.
The custom-built French Caribbean-style estate has a 14,500-square-foot main house. Not surprisingly, the kitchen is its centerpiece, with commercial-grade appliances, an English pantry and an aviary built into the kitchen and family area, according to the listing with Elaine Seabolt of Seabolt Brokers.
Seabolt was not immediately available for comment.
Deen’s outdoor amenities make backyard parties a piece of cake. There’s a patio kitchen with three grills, four refrigerators, a smoker, a croquet court and a pool with a dive-in theater, according the listing.
Inside, the main house also has a media room with a projector screen, an exercise room, a pool room and a soda fountain, according to the listing.
The estate has ample room for hosting guests in separate quarters. There are two guest cottages plus a 10,000-square-foot barn with an eight-car garage and a three-bedroom apartment.
The home comes with its own dock house — equipped with a bathroom — in the Wilmington River, according to property records.
A publicist for Deen did not immediately return a request for comment from Mansion Global.