38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.WANT to know how to make the best home in the country better? This property is a lesson in how to renovate a state icon.This traditional Queenslander at 38 Ridge Street Greenslopes has been renovated to incorporate modern luxuries with its classic elegance. The street-facing facade showcases yesteryear charm with decorative balustrades, single gable and an attractive colour scheme on native timber. c.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe floorplan flows naturally into the kitchen and open-plan dining and living room. The kitchen is a masterpiece of spacious benchtops, European appliances and large butler’s pantry. A separate breakfast bar provides additional storage and fridge space, along with a cosy study nook. Glass bi-fold doors connect the dining and living room with a covered deck that boasts plantation shutters and a view of leafy suburbia. Stairs link the deck to a backyard with an established garden and in-ground temperature-controlled pool. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.The first-floor entry has a covered veranda overlooking Brisbane’s southern suburbs and city skyline. A formal living room sits immediately inside, with major effort put into drawing out the decorative archways, VJ walls, high ceilings and original polished pine flooring. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Three airconditioned bedrooms reside on the first floor including the main bedroom, which has private access to the deck, carpet, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Large windows fill the other two bedrooms with natural light, both of which also feature built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. The central staircase, made from spotted gum and frameless glass, leads down to a third living room with bamboo flooring, kitchenette, laundry appliances and a climate-controlled 168-bottle wine cellar. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes occupy the ground floor, including one with an ensuite. Outside, a tiled patio runs along the house’s width behind a stone fence and secure front gates. An established solar system and extensive undercroft storage areas ensure adequate space and an energy saving option. Agent Roger Carr of Ray White Bulimba called this an extremely flexible home with numerous living, dining and entertaining areas.Inspections are by appointment with the auction set for 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane at 10.30am on February 24.