Simeon Heller Residence
Address: 33-02 190th Street
Architect: Heller, Simeon
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Residences
This structure built by an architect for his own residence is a simple and striking example of residential design. Heller was a longtime Queens Chamber Building Awards chairman and jury member. For his own home, he designed a modest home with, as the program book states, “…thought given to orientation for privacy, ventilation and view.” The building sits above grade on a slope with a garage and basement at street level. Although the description states that the design employs no special ornamentation, a calm design emerges with natural materials blending into a terraced landscape behind a rock retaining wall. The current owners have lovingly maintained the exterior design including a unique wood lattice framework on the side elevation.
“Simeon Heller Residence” Personal interview with owner. 5 April 2014.