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.
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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.
This article was written by Beckie Strum and originally appeared on Mansion Global.