The Yester Grange Estate 1878

The land on which Yester Grange is built was first recorded at the Land Titles Office in Sydney as a Crown Grant of 58 acres to Benjamin Backhouse in 1878. On the 18th June 1888 the land was transferred to John Charles Smith.

In 1891 J.C. Smith's name was included in the Electoral Roll for Wentworth Falls so we know the house was built between 1888 and 1891.


The house is superbly situated to take advantage of the site and enjoy the incredible views of the wilderness which Charles Darwin found to be 'extremely magnificent'.

On hot summer days the huge waterfall plunging off the edge of the escarpment creates a rising current of cool air which spills up the grassy slopes of the grounds and provides natural air-conditioning on a breathtaking scale.

To relax on the verandah and enjoy that breeze brings the wonders of nature even closer - and inspires admiration for the people who created such a beautiful place.