HISTORY OF WAINWRIGHT
The first Wainwright emigrated to the U.S. in the 1780's. Eventually settling in Rye, the Wainwrights became one of Rye's most influential families. John Howard Wainwright and his wife Margaret (a direct descendent of New York Gov. Peter Stuyvesant) bought Milton Point in 1864 and summered there with their four sons, who later built houses along Stuyvesant Avenue. These buildings include Wainwright House, Le Panetiere Restaurant, Coveleigh Club, The Anchorage, The Willows, and a large brick home near Hall's Lane.
Nestled among exquisite gardens, trees and lawns lies a perfect jewel: a recreation of a 17th century chateau. Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright fell in love with the chateau de Raincheval in France. Back in New York, he built a perfect replica for his family and friends. The result is an incredibly beautiful stone mansion overlooking the water, complete with lovely sunsets.