Cindy Wolf spent 22 years looking for her dream home on long Sunday drives down the curvy roads of Baltimore County’s countryside.
After six-day work weeks, the drives were relaxing for the celebrated chef, best known for her flagship restaurant, Charleston.
One spring day in 2015, Wolf wound her way down a quarter-mile drive lined with mature oaks and ash trees. In the 15-acre estate’s open meadows, she saw a chance to fulfill a long-held desire.
“As a chef, that dream is to walk into the garden and pick fresh things for the day and be inspired by that,” says the restaurateur, who co-owns five other Baltimore-area restaurants with ex-husband...