Novelist Tom Clancy’s luxurious penthouse heads to public sale

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An extravagant Ritz Carlton penthouse that the late novelist Tom Clancy bought for greater than $12 million goes to public sale with no reserve worth.

An extravagant Ritz Carlton penthouse that famed late novelist Tom Clancy bought for greater than $12 million is going to auction with no reserve worth.

A lifelong Maryland native, Clancy purchased the Baltimore residence for $12.6 million again in 2009. As first reported by Realtor.com, the creator spent two years remodeling the highest ground of the Ritz Carlton Residences into his customized residing house — three items and over 12,000 sq. toes of house have been mixed right into a spacious open-floor penthouse overlooking Baltimore and Interior Harbor.

White interiors, a 1,500-square-foot front room, 10-foot ceilings, an expert kitchen, two balconies, two places of work, a grand lobby and a personal elevator are all a part of the within design. The bigger constructing contains 24-hour digital camera and doorman surveillance, a sport and billiards room, a meditation backyard with a waterfall, a 30-person theater and 5 parking spots reserved for residents and visitors of the penthouse.

“Whether or not a seasoned govt searching for momentary refuge or a author in want of a muse, mirror in a sequestered workplace that includes customized bookshelves and personal entry to a patio with harbor and metropolis views,” reads the auction description.

One of many nation’s most acknowledged spy story and thriller writers, Clancy offered greater than 100 million books and is finest identified for best-sellers like “The Hunt For Pink October” and “The Sum Of All Fears.” Passing away from coronary heart failure 2013 at age 66, Clancy had been the final to dwell within the extremely private and customised residence.

After his passing, Clancy’s property put up for sale for $12 million again in 2015. With out a purchaser, the worth saved dropping — first to $7.9 million in 2017 after which to $5.9 million.

After 5 years available on the market, the residence is now being put up for public sale with no reserve worth — the bidding battle can begin at as little as zero and go as much as whoever is the very best bidder.

The public sale will happen on December 12 and be hosted by Elite Auctions solely remotely. Bidders from wherever on the earth can register to take part. Angel Stevens with Cummings & Co. Realtors is the agent main the public sale.

Whereas Baltimore’s actual property market has been going strong even amid the coronavirus pandemic, the expansion has affected largely reasonably priced mid-level properties — the town’s status (President Donald Trump once called it a “rat and rodent infested mess”) made even essentially the most lovely and opulent properties within the metropolis a troublesome sale for out of doors traders.

Email Veronika Bondarenko

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