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The house butter built: Paula Deen lists estate for $12.5M

By Business Insider | May 17, 2015 09:00AM

With a spate of new restaurant and media projects, ousted Food Network chef Paula Deen is reinventing herself. First order of business: unload the custom-designed Savannah home where she filmed her cancelled cooking show.

Featuring a gourmet kitchen, more refrigerators than you can count on one hand, a chicken coop, and a dish pantry, it’s the house that butter built.

The 6-year-old, French-Caribbean style mansion was built to be Deen’s dream home. Christie’s International Real Estate has the $12.5 million listing.

Her youngest son, Bobby, was married in the living room.

Deen is a great collector of antique dishware, so naturally there is a dish room with plenty of cabinetry.

The swimming pool features a “dive-in” movie theater. And there’s another theater room in the main house.

Adjacent to the main house are two quaint guest cottages.