BACK ON THE MARKET! Bring your architect to turn this diamond in the rough into a precious jewel! Apt. 3L is a charming and gracious JR-1 in a beautiful pre-war building in the historic Carnegie Hill District. This unique apt. has a flexible layout with many original details. You will find hardwood floors, beamed ceilings with a vine-leaf motif as well as crown, base and picture-frame moldings.The current configuration functions as a 1-BR with French Doors that separates it from the large living room. The enormous walk-in closet can be used as-is or re-configured to work as an office w/closet or even opened entirely to easily become a sleeping alcove. This pin-drop quiet apt. has a full kitchen and a windowed bathroom. 12 East 97th is a fully staffed building with a full-time doorman, resident manager, lovely front entry garden and provides a common laundry room in the basement where you will also find a bike-room and individually designated storage. It is steps away from Central Park, 5th Avenue's Museum Mile and directly across the street from the beautiful St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. This is a pet-friendly building and it also allows co-purchasing. A creative vision will turn this apt. into your dream home!