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Clancy’s Calvert estate is for sale for over $6 million


Huntingtown, MD - The hunt for the right buyer has begun in Calvert County. The 530-acre estate of best-selling novelist Tom Clancy is now for sale and priced at over $6 million. According to agent Angel Stevens of Cummings and Company Realtors, the estate on the Chesapeake Bay and accessible by Camp Kauffman Road in Huntingtown includes a 17,000-square foot house with seven bedrooms.

“It’s spectacular,” said Stevens, who told TheBayNet.com that Clancy’s estate is not the priciest she’s ever sold or tried to sell. “But it’s right up there,” she added. Stevens said the entire tract is comprised of 11 properties ranging in size from 1 to 200 acres. The property is called Peregrine Cliff.

While being owned by Clancy, who died in 2013, would be enough to make the site significant, the property has quite a prior history. At one time it was a summer camp which hosted more than 20,000 Jewish children from Washington between 1952 and 1984. 

Stevens said the mansion was emptied out recently and a lot of the items were donated. The house is a three level stone custom built contemporary home.

According to Stevens, the house has six full and two half baths “and offers amenities rarely found in private residences, even of this caliber.” Those amenities include an office/library and a three-level elevator. The house also has a spectacular view of the bay. Other property amenities include an indoor pool with a retractable roof, a two-lane gun range, tennis courts, sports fields, a private beach, a 1,000-square foot play house and a three-bedroom guest house.

Stevens told TheBayNet.com that a Calvert County-based appraiser did an analysis of the property before the list price was determined. Since the tract is an estate, it was decided to sell all 11 properties rather than conduct piecemeal transactions.
When asked who might buy the house that Jack Ryan built and the surrounding properties under the Peregrine Cliff umbrella, Stevens stated there were several different possibilities. Of those from the Washington-Baltimore area who have already expressed an interest, Stevens said, “I can see families purchasing it. I could see an embassy purchasing it as a retreat.”

For more information on Tom Clancy’s estate, Stevens may be reached at angel@angelstevens.com

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Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

Writer's note: In the original story we inadvertently added an extra zero to the mansion's square footage. We thank the reader who pointed this out. The figure has been corrected. 

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