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 / Updated  / Source: Zillow
By Melissa Allison

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is asking $12.5 million for the Savannah, Georgia estate where she cooked up her Food Network shows.

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“When Paula is in Savannah, she wants an easier and simpler life,” a source told People magazine of the listing.

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The nearly 4-acre riverfront acreage, called “Riverbend,” is set up like a private resort with an outdoor kitchen, a pond and a swimming pool with a dive-in theater.

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It boasts a French Caribbean-style main house, two guest cottages, a dock house and a barn with an 8-car garage. Altogether, the 2009 estate includes eight bedrooms and nine baths across 28,000 square feet of living space.

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The former 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.

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Elaine Seabolt of Seabolt Brokers has the listing.

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