Paula Deen Dropped the Price of Her Savannah Home—But We Still Definitely Can’t Afford It
In case you’re hunting for a 28,000-square-foot, $8.75-million dollar home in the marshes of Savannah, Paula Deen’s “Riverbend” is on the market. The new price (it was originally listed for $12.5 million) still clocks in about $8.55 million above the median Savannah home price of $233K
Scroll along to take a tour of this not-so-humble abode.
Paula Deen's Savannah Home Is For Sale, But It's Out Of Our Price Range
Savannah, Georgia is one of the South's most desirable areas to live. There are beautiful oaks draped in Spanish moss, gorgeous scenic views of rivers and marshes, and plenty of historical spots. So, it's no wonder that Paula Deen's 'Riverbend' home is looking to fetch a pretty penny from a new owner. Paula Deen's 5.5-acre estate on the Wilmington River in Savannah has a 14,500 square-foot main house in French provincial style. Built in 2009, this mansion has an incredible 8 bedrooms and 8.5 baths. That's not including the guest house, the pool house, a dive-in movie theater, or a stunning Southern patio with scenic views. Originally listed at 12.5 million dollars, Paula's home was recently knocked down to a mere 8.75 million – over 8.5 million dollars more than most homes in the area. According to the real estate listing, Paula Deen's home is "the most significant offering in Savannah, Ga...This estate is aptly named "Riverbend" for its panoramic views over Wilmington River." The property has 300 feet of prime waterfront, as well – so you can imagine how wonderful it'd be to spend a morning on Paula's porch. So, if you're looking for a commercial-grade kitchen to entertain your guests or a dressing room with a vaulted ceiling and crystal chandelier, you may just want to check in Savannah.
The 5.5-acre estate on the Wilmington River features a 14,500 square-foot main house in French provincial style. It was built in 2009 complete with 8 bedrooms and 8.5 baths.
We can't help but drool over the commercial-grade kitchen. It’s as warm and inviting as we imagined.
Yep, this is only one of eight bedrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows and an elegant wood mantel are noteworthy, but the ceiling fan is really what draws our Southern hearts in. Everyone knows summers below the Mason-Dixon Line are unbearable without a ceiling fan—no matter how state-of-the-art your central air system may be.
Is this a pantry or the Southern Living prop closet? We love details like the library ladder and double-decker glass sideboards-turned-display-case.
The Dressing Room
A wood paneled vaulted ceiling and stately chandelier are the stars—though we would certainly feel like one seated at that vanity.
Okay, the guesthouse is kind of adorable. If Deen ends up selling this thing a la carte, we might bite.
Summer hostesses will be happy to note outdoor amenities include three grills, four refrigerators, and a smoker.
The pool area includes in a dive-in theatre, pool house, and hot tub. We’re just going to take a minute to dream about the pool parties to be had.
Situated on the Wilmington River, the property includes 300 feet of waterfront.
People Are Flocking To The Pioneer Woman's New Store
In a town with only 3500 people, fans of The Pioneer Woman are flocking to a brand new store that celebrates everything on Ree Drummond's favorites list. The Mercantile, which is located in a 100-year-old building that was purchased in 2012, is now a 25,000-square-foot bakery, deli, retail store, and coffee bar. The store averages around 6000 visitors per day – and has had almost 15,000, on occasion. But, Ree feels the pressure being more than 100 miles from Oklahoma City. “Whenever I put a recipe on my show or in my cookbook I want it to be absolutely wonderful,” she said to our friends at PEOPLE. “When I envision putting a plate of my food in front of a customer or guest, it really takes it to a whole other level because I want them to feel like their trip here was worth it.” We think it's worth taking a trip to "The Merc" to check out her new digs.