Tom Clancy wrote thriller novels including the Hunt for Red October. His 4 bedroom 51/2 bath 6th floor penthouse recently sold at auction. It was appraised at 8 million, and cost $15 million to build. It includes a home theatre, a modern interior, and a waterfront view with six balconies.
Tom Clancy’s Baltimore Maryland Penthouse was a labor of love, taking 2 years to complete. It came with a $15 million price tag as well. Tom Clancy is known for his best-selling thriller novels. The 12,000 sq ft penthouse went up for auction in December 2020. The auction price was not disclosed, but it was last appraised at $8 million.
The penthouse began its life as 3 separate penthouses purchased from Ritz Carlton Residences in Federal Hill. He purchased the property in 2009 for $12.5 million. He spent another $2-3 million and two years converting the penthouses into one spectacular single unit. It was an ambitious project, but well worth the effort.
The unit was originally listed in 2015 at $12 million by Clancy’s widow. It was eventually lowered to $5.9 million when listed with Angel Stevens of Cummings & Co. Realtors. With no buyer in sight, the family decided to put it up for auction with no reserve. It sold to an unnamed buyer for an undisclosed amount, an ending worthy of the twists and turns of a Clancy thriller.
Interior and Amenities
The apartment is on the 6th floor and spans 12,000 sq ft. It has a personal elevator, two separate home offices, and a private outdoor space. It has smart home technology and a home theater as well. The penthouse has four bedrooms and five and a half baths. It features six balconies that overlook the waterfront.
The walkway leading to the building is lined with flowering shrubs with a view of the waterfront. The living room is stunning. Light beige walls and beige marble floors compliment the spacious airy room. It features unique lighting and white modern furniture.
The spacious kitchen has white walls and cabinets, with a white tiled floor polished to a mirror shine. A bay window with a built-in bench and a marble table comprise the breakfast nook, lit with a low hanging chandelier.
The white ultra-modern theme is carried through the dining room and bedroom. The primary bathroom offers a sharp, but beautiful contrast. It features light wood floors and dark wood-paneled walls, and a mirrored pillar in the center.
All owners at the Ritz Carlton have access to the building’s amenities and services. These include a meditation garden, marina, indoor pool, and fitness center. Maid, a doorman, and concierge services are also provided to residents.
The home theater room has a large projector screen, comfortable sofas, beige marble floors, and wood-paneled walls.
Tom Clancy’s Career
Tom Clancy passed away in 2013, but he left a literary legacy behind. He wrote 17 bestsellers and sold over 100 million books worldwide. In fact, beginning with The Hunt for Red October, all of his books became #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List. He specialized in military and espionage thrillers. Several of his most famous books were turned into movies. These include Patriot Games, The Sum of All Fears, and The Hunt for Red October. His Jack Ryan series was aired as a tv series.