(Photo by HomeVisit White floors, white walls and white furniture create a sleek, almost stark, contemporary look.)

The Baltimore penthouse of the late author Tom Clancy has gone on the market for $12 million, making it the most expensive home listed for sale in Baltimore.

Clancy and his wife, Alexandra, combined four units to create the 12,000-square-foot home that takes up nearly an entire wing of the Ritz-Carlton Residences.

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Before he died two years ago at age 66, Clancy was a best-selling author of military thrillers, several of which were made into movies, including “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games.”

The Clancys were the original owners of the penthouse and worked with the developer to design the space to their specifications. White floors, white walls and white furniture create a sleek, almost stark, contemporary look in the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence.

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Not all the rooms are done in white, though. Clancy’s office and his bathroom/dressing room in the master suite have dark stained oak paneling.


(Photo by HomeVisit The home theater is one of the few rooms that isn’t white.)

The expansive home has three elevators, a total home control system, two offices, a fitness room, theater/media room and six terraces that provide spectacular views of the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Camden Yards and downtown Baltimore.

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“The views are just amazing,” said Shawn Breck of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the listing agents for the property. “The amount of space all on one floor is incredible. It is so unusual in a house or a condo to find 12,000 square feet on one level.”


(Photo by HomeVisit The penthouse has six terraces that provide spectacular views of the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Camden Yards and downtown Baltimore.)

The master suite has a roomy sitting area, a terrace and his and her bathrooms and dressing rooms. The penthouse comes with three parking spaces.

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The gated community includes a marina, private gardens with fountains, a fitness center, indoor pool, spa and salon, screening room, game and billiards room, board room, lounge and wine bar. Complimentary services include valet parking, doorman and 24-hour concierge. Other services available include housekeeping, valet laundry and dry cleaning and pet sitting.

For more information about the listing, go to www.penthouseontheharbor.com.