Spymaster Tom Clancy’s 537-acre Chesapeake Bay estate for sale for $6.2M

WASHINGTON — Famed author and Baltimore native Tom Clancy made major waves in the writing world when he sold his debut novel “The Hunt for Red October” in 1984. He went on to achieve massive success, up until his death in 2013.

Now, his 537-acre Chesapeake Bay estate, named Peregrine Cliff, is up for sale.

The big Huntingtown, Calvert County, property comes with an equally big price tag: $6.2 million.

The front security gate at Tom Clancy's Peregrine Cliff estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The front security gate at Tom Clancy’s Peregrine Cliff estate is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The front of Tom Clancy's grand Chesapeake Bay estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The front entrance Tom Clancy’s grand Chesapeake Bay estate home is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The grourmet kitchen at Peregrine Cliff. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The grourmet kitchen at Peregrine Cliff is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The great room of Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The great room of Tom Clancy’s estate is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Another view of Tom Clancy's great room. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Another view of Tom Clancy’s great room is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The exercise room at Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The exercise room at Tom Clancy’s estate is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
One of the many stunning views at Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Here is one of the many stunning views at Tom Clancy’s estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
A view of the woods and the Chesapeake Bay from one of the decks at Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
A view of the woods and the Chesapeake Bay from one of the decks at Tom Clancy’s estate is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The tennis house and apartment. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The estate has a tennis house and an apartment. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The tennis courts of Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The tennis courts of Tom Clancy’s estate are seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's sports field. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy’s sports field is huge. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's eat-in kitchen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy’s eat-in kitchen is seen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The great room of Tom Clancy's estate has massive vaulted ceilings. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The great room of Tom Clancy’s estate has massive vaulted ceilings. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's office/library with a petrified wood desk. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy’s office/library has a petrified wood desk. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff is 17,000-square-feet. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff is 17,000 square feet. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's estate sits on 537 acres of land. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy’s estate sits on 537 acres of land. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The as-is asking price for Tom Clancy's Peregrine Cliff is $6.2 million. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The as-is asking price for Tom Clancy’s Peregrine Cliff is $6.2 million. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff has stunning views of Chesapeake Bay. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff has stunning views of Chesapeake Bay. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff has stunning views of Chesapeake Bay. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff has stunning views of Chesapeake Bay. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff is surrounded by lush trees. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff is surrounded by lush trees. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
It also has a huge backyard. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
It also has a huge backyard. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
It features a playground in the back as well. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
It features a playground in the back as well. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The tennis house with apartment. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
There is a tennis house with an apartment. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The detached guest house. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The property has a detached guest house. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors) (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
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The front security gate at Tom Clancy's Peregrine Cliff estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The front of Tom Clancy's grand Chesapeake Bay estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The grourmet kitchen at Peregrine Cliff. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The great room of Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Another view of Tom Clancy's great room. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The exercise room at Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
One of the many stunning views at Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
A view of the woods and the Chesapeake Bay from one of the decks at Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The tennis house and apartment. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The tennis courts of Tom Clancy's estate. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's sports field. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's eat-in kitchen. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The great room of Tom Clancy's estate has massive vaulted ceilings. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's office/library with a petrified wood desk. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff is 17,000-square-feet. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Tom Clancy's estate sits on 537 acres of land. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The as-is asking price for Tom Clancy's Peregrine Cliff is $6.2 million. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff has stunning views of Chesapeake Bay. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff has stunning views of Chesapeake Bay. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
Peregrine Cliff is surrounded by lush trees. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
It also has a huge backyard. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
It features a playground in the back as well. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The tennis house with apartment. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)
The detached guest house. (Courtesy Cummings & Co. Realtors)

Listing agent Angel Stevens, with Cummings & Co. Realtors, tells WTOP that the main, custom-built residence is a whopping 17,000-square-feet and includes over a mile of pristine Maryland waterfront.

Peregrine Cliff his seven bedrooms, six full baths and two half-baths in its three stories.

It also boasts an impressive number of amenities:

  • An attached indoor pool pavilion with retractable roof.
  • Below grade two-lane private gun range.
  • Professional office / library with vaulted wooden ceilings, views of the Bay and a built-in petrified wood writing desk.
  • Security office.
  • Chef’s kitchen.
  • Fitness center.
  • Three-level elevator.
  • Four-car attached garage.
  • Four-car unattached garage with one bedroom apartment.
  • Three-bedroom guest house.
  • 1,000-square-foot playhouse.
  • Tennis courts and sports field.

Peregrine Cliff is 40 miles south of Annapolis, 45 miles southeast of the District.

Stevens says it’s being sold as-is … but what would you really want to change anyway?

A cornucopia of Clancy’s curiosities and personal effects went up for auction last year.

Several sold for a lot more than anyone expected.

Clancy frequently championed conservative and Republican views.

President Ronald Reagan was an early fan of Clancy’s and helped sales of “The Hunt for Red October” skyrocket when he called it “the best yarn.”

His books have been best-sellers, turned into Hollywood blockbusters and lucrative video game franchises.

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Huntingtown, Calvert County.


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