Nestled on the Upper West Side just off Central Park this over-sized classic 6 room home lives like a proper 7 room home because of its gracious scale thoughtfully executed by the renowned Rosario Candella. Featuring three bedrooms and three bathrooms enjoying North, South and Western exposures with tons of windows, high 9'2'' beamed ceilings and hardwood floors throughout, herringbone in all public rooms! Arriving home, the foyer sets the stage for a well-appointed entrance spilling over to the 21'x14' living room perfect for entertaining! Side by side sits the formal dining room which offers versatile usage as a library or even an additional bedroom, whichever suits your lifestyle. Currently, the home to an academic family, one will enjoy bookshelves filled with wisdom throughout the home! The chef's kitchen recently renovated offers stainless steel appliances, W/D, as well as a cozy built in breakfast nook. Directly behind the kitchen, there is a bedroom and full bathroom which will work perfect as a home office or a guest/maid's room. The bedroom halls offers the perfect Art Gallery or walls of life's memories leading to a center hall bath in pristine condition! The master retreat offers a deep walk in closet that most New Yorkers will covet and an en-suite bathroom restored and renovated! Built in 1930, 12 West 96th Street is a well maintained coop, it stands out with its decorative masonry details and 3 limestone base. Amenities include 24 hour elevator operator, live in super, laundry room, bike room and storage. Pets are welcome! Co-purchasing, gifting and guarantors allowed on a case by case basis.