Paula Deen’s “Riverbend” Waterfront Estate Closes in Historic Sale

South Exclusive: After five years on the market, celebrity chef, Paula Deen's French Caribbean-style mansion closed as the highest residential sale ever in Chatham County.
Seabolt Paula Deen

In 2015, Paula Deen takes some time to walk her estate with real estate broker, Elaine Seabolt.

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Paula Deen’s waterfront mansion has sold. South first covered Elaine Seabolt’s incredible listing in 2015 when the property hit the market at $12.5 million. The closing price will not be disclosed; however, the sale rings in as the highest residential sale in Chatham County history.

Deen bought the home for $3.75 million in 2006. The 5.5-acre compound features a 14,500 square foot custom-built French Caribbean-style main house where the kitchen is the centerpiece, outfitted with commercial-grade appliances and an aviary. The home also boasts a media room and projector screen, gym, pool room and soda fountain. The privately gated property includes lush gardens, multiple guest accommodations, a barn with an eight-car garage and three-bedroom apartment, outdoor patio kitchen, swimming pool, croquet court, dock and drive-in theater.

As impressive as this luxury property is, Seabolt Real Estate has made history with this extraordinary record-breaking closing.

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