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Rousby Hall: Waterfront weekend home of a chef's family
Rousby Hall: Waterfront weekend home of a chef's family

Acclaimed chef Robert Wiedmaier spends long, hectic days preparing haute French cuisine at Marcel’s in Washington, D.C., and overseeing his seven other popular restaurants along the East Coast. So when each frenetic workweek is done, the chef-preneur craves a rejuvenating retreat where he, wife Polly and their two sons — Marcel, 16, and Beck, 11 — can spend quality time on weekends, holidays and summers. For the Wiedmaier family, that haven is a historic 17th-century homestead situated on 22 acres along the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. Rousby Hall and its Customs House sit on a bucolic sanctuary of scenic water views, herb gardens and towering oaks, along with...

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