The Appleman Commission
Tommi Parzinger’s most important commission came in 1956 when he was asked to design the interior of Nathan and Janet Appleman’s home, a grand estate in Ocean, New Jersey. The house, a large stone manor of traditional style, was nestled between two golf courses on a lush spread of three dozen acres dotted with aged trees and gardens. Parzinger's interior, seen through a set of drawings (lot 534), was built to the Appleman's needs and includes furniture and lighting as well as wall paneling, hardware and fittings. Remaining intact for almost 60 years, the house and contents were acquired by the present owners in 1978. The following twenty-eight lots are custom works from this historic commission.