- The Washington Times - Friday, May 27, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to own a famous novelist’s home, Tom Clancy’s old place in Baltimore is now a little bit cheaper.

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the late writer’s Baltimore penthouse “is getting a price cut to $8.7 million, 28% less than its initial price last fall.”

“The latest price cut is timed to take advantage of the busy spring market,” the Journal explained, citing Shawn Breck of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

When the property went on the market in October for $12 million, The Baltimore Sun described the condominium as featuring “stunning views of the Inner Harbor and includes five bedrooms, two offices, three private elevators, a gym and an in-home theater.”

Mr. Clancy wrote his first novel, “The Hunt for Red October” in the early 1980s while selling insurance for a living. President Ronald Reagan reportedly praised the work as “my kind of yarn,” an endorsement which boosted sales and raised Mr. Clancy’s profile, much in the same way President John F. Kennedy did for James Bond 007 creator Ian Fleming.

In addition to “Red October,” other Clancy novels also found their way onto the silver screen as successful movie adaptations.

Mr. Clancy died in October 2013 at the age of 66.

 

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