Wed. May 18th, 2022

Here’s the next explosive chapter in the saga of “Dr. Booms” infamous Upper East Side mansion.

Gimme can now only reveal that Marcus Lemonis – the 47-year-old series entrepreneur and TV host for “Profit” – and his wife – 68-year-old businesswoman Roberta “Bobbi” Raffel – are the mystery buyers behind the $ 18 million deal for 34 E 62nd St.

It’s the ultra-historic townhouse where suicidal doctor Nicholas Bartha blew up the lavish spread — with himself inside — in 2006 to prevent his ex-wife from entering into a $ 4 million divorce settlement. The Post called him “Dr. Boom” at the time.

The home was later rebuilt and Lemonis got it for stealing when the state housing asked for $ 32.5 million in 2017 with a final price of $ 19.75 million. Lemonis could not be reached for comment at press time. His broker, Adam Modlin, of The Modlin Group, declined to comment. Douglas Elliman’s Roger Erickson was the listing broker.

The new home, built on the ashes of the old one, is 9,200 square feet.
The new home, built on the ashes of the old one, is 9,200 square feet.
Douglas Elliman
One of the residence's five bedrooms.
One of the residence’s five bedrooms.
Douglas Elliman
The black and white dining and kitchen area inside the townhouse.
The black and white dining and kitchen area inside the townhouse.
Douglas Elliman

Lemonis is now the latest in a long line of captivating figures resting their heads on this great floor. In fact, the story is so ripe that we hear legendary author Gay Talese is writing a new work about the home.

In 1926, the super-rich spy Vincent Astor lived here — his father, John Jacob Astor, built St. Regis Hotel and then died on the Titanic. During World War II, he founded a spy club known as “The Room” in the home, where his wealthy ruling classmates, including Kermit Roosevelt and Nelson Doubleday, would meet to discuss state secrets.

After the not-so-good doctor shocked the neighborhood, it was bought by Janna Bullock, a Russian-born woman accused of financing her real estate empire – which once stretched from the French Alps to London, the Hamptons and the Upper East Side – with pilfered Russian state funds (accusations she denies). She sold the townhouse for $ 11.95 million in 2015.

A stuffed bear sits guard over a double bed's nursery.
A stuffed bear sits guard over a double bed’s nursery.
Douglas Elliman

The current home, built on the 20-foot-wide property, is a 9,200-square-foot steel and concrete shed that comes with a French lime facade and a slate mansard roof. It is currently “a white box”, meaning the new owners will have an empty slate to build their dream house on five floors plus a basement. The home was designed by architect Henry Jessup, built by Steve Mark, and approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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