The five-bedroom, five-bathroom Spanish colonial-style mansion at 27 Rosebery Rd was built in 1939 and is listed by McConnell Bourn’s Scott Phillips for private sale with a guide of $6 — $6.5 million. Make an entrance.Source:Supplied Majestic architecture showcasing the Hollywood glamour of its c. 1939 originsSource:Supplied The do's and don't's of buying1:22 Love it or List It's Andrew Winter gives some handy tips for buying at both an auction and private sale. December 4th 2017 14 hours ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/REA - Real Estate/ Sir Walter Randolph Carpenter (1877-1954) was a highly-regarded business tycoon with a variety of business interests including coconut oil, pearl shelling, sugar refining, mining, and transportation, particularly in the South Pacific. Knighted in 1936, Sir Walter was considered a philanthropist, giving a house at Wollstonecraft worth £15,000 to the Commonwealth government for a jubilee maternity hospital. One of the dining rooms.Source:Supplied The formal living room.Source:Supplied Set on 1840 sqm, the home was once occupied by former NSW Police Commissioner Peter Ryan and his then wife Adrienne — who served as Mayor of Ku-ring-gai Council from April 2004 until September 2005 — during his tenure in Australia. “The commanding presence of the home and the quality of craftsmanship can’t be ignored,” said McConnell Bourn’s Scott Phillips. “The soaring cathedral ceilings are something to be seen.” One of the five opulent bedrooms.Source:Supplied We have had 100 groups through the property already and the sheer size and scale of the home is jaw-dropping. The pool area makes you feel like you’re in the French Riviera, said Mr Phillips. The sheer size and scale of the home is jaw-dropping. — Scott Phillips, McConnell Bourn.Source:Supplied The pool is fully tiled with Bisazza mosaics in a glorious Cote d’Azur blue.Source:Supplied Substantial remodelling of the kitchen was undertaken during the Ryans’ time in the house, said Mr Phillips. The vendors purchased the property in mid-2016 for $5.688 million and are returning overseas due to family and business commitments. Palladian arched windows frame views