Paula Deen Taking $12.5M Savannah Estate Off Her Menu

( 4UMF NEWS ) Paula Deen Taking $12.5M Savannah Estate Off Her Menu:

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is asking $12.5 million for the Savannah estate where she cooked up her Food Network shows. “When Paula is in Savannah, she wants an easier and simpler life,” a source told People magazine of the listing.

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.

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 8 bedrooms and 8.5 baths across 28,000 square feet of living space.

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.