Tom Clancy's former Baltimore penthouse for sale for $12 million

Now you, too, can call home the same prestigious address where Jack Ryan put down his rugged but weary head.

And no, we're not talking about 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in the District of Columbia.


But for a paltry $12 million you can own the penthouse suite at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Baltimore -- the former digs of Ryan's creator, the late author Tom Clancy.

According to a press release, TTR Sotheby's International Realty is selling the suite, which consists of four former stand-alone units combined into one.

"We are honored to present this iconic residence to the global market," Sotheby's Managing Partner Mark Lowham said in the release. "Each year, only a few properties are offered for sale around the world that reflect the bespoke quality that is captured in every corner of this exquisite penthouse."

In 2009, Clancy and his wife spent a then-record-setting $12.6 million to combine four units into one 12,000-square-foot penthouse. Their new home was so big, it outstripped the author's Calvert County mansion on the Chesapeake Bay by 1,600 square feet.

The Clancys' former penthouse features stunning views of the Inner Harbor and includes five bedrooms, two offices, three private elevators, a gym and an in-home theater. Nearly everything is white or clear with occasional splashes of silver. There are white lamps, white tables, white couches and cushions, white rugs, white curtains, white counters and cabinets and even white wall decor.

See photos and video of the massive space here.

At the time of his death in 2013 at age 66, Clancy had written nearly three dozen novels and non-fiction titles, at times with other authors. His books include such iconic thrillers as "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger." He also was a part owner of the Baltimore Orioles.