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Cindy Wolf

Inside chef Cindy Wolf's country retreat

Inside chef Cindy Wolf's country retreat

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...