185 Hill Rd, BERKELEY, CA 94708
185 Hill Rd
This one-owner stunning Mid-century home (1958) was lovingly built by the seller's parents, Joe Neilands, a revered bio-chemistry professor at UC Berkeley, and his wife, Juanita. They literally built this house with their own hands. The Neilands were passionate about energy and water conservation, evident by their many eco-friendly upgrades including a Solar Hot Water System (2013), Solar Electric System (2011), Heat pump air conditioner, heat & light reflecting roof, and a beautiful succulent garden with other drought tolerant plants. Add to all this the absolutely phenomenal four bridge view, separate downstairs entrance for the bedroom, study & bathroom, two patios with views, an amazing deck off the living room, and prime Berkeley location to get the uber cool & eco-friendly home that is 185 Hill Road.



1,476 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

0.24 Acres lot

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms2
  • Total bathrooms2.5
  • full bathrooms2
  • half bathroom1
  • KITCHEN Breakfast Nook, Counter - Solid Surface, Dishwasher, Eat In Kitchen, Electric Range/Cooktop, Oven Built-i
  • Fireplace None
  • other interior Features Au Pair, Basement Unfinished, Dining Area, In-Law Quarters, Utility Room, Workshop

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area1,476 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.24 Acres
  • MLS® ID40823156
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1957
  • NeighborhoodBerkeley
  • Architecture StylesMid Century Modern
  • View DescriptionBay, Bay Bridge, City Lights, Downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, Panoramic, San Francisco, Water


  • Garage Space2
  • PoolNone
  • roofOther
  • lot featuresDown Slope, Up Slope
  • parkingAttached Garage, Off Street Parking
  • HEAT TYPEForced Air 1 Zone, Solar
  • AIR CONDITIONINGCentral 1 Zone A/C
  • sewerSewer System - Public
  • other exterior FeaturesBack Yard, Fenced, Garden/Play, Patio, Side Yard, Sprinklers Automatic, Terraced Up, Tool Shed


  • Sales Price$1,350,000
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