Single Family Home

8117 Greenly Drive, Oakland

List Price $899,000
  • 1,445 Square Ft
  • 3+ Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Au pair or in-law unit
  • Bonus space(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Level yard
  • Off-street parking
  • Patio
  • View
  • Yard

Seller intends to sell with the adjacent lot totaling .72 acres per public record. Offered together to create a sprawling urban farm or development opportunity (please verify with the city). 

Perched among the redwood trees near the end of a secluded Oakland cul-de-sac lies 8117 Greenly. Spread among three parcels, this 1920s home is the perfect place to live out your urban farm, development, or income-producing dreams. 3 spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom are upstairs in the 1084 sq ft main house, while downstairs is a 361 sq ft in-law studio, with its own separate entrance.

At three quarters of an acre, 8117 Greenly is ideal for urban agricultural projects. Fruit trees are scattered across the yard, including plum, peach, apple, pluot, pear, and persimmon varieties. Birdwatchers will appreciate the local wildlife, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the company of a wide array of birds in the area. 

Inside the main home you’ll find hardwood floors and a bright, airy layout. The entrance is illuminated by a star-shaped light. Meanwhile, the windows overlook scores of redwood trees and rolling hills, making the house a peaceful getaway. The entrance opens into the living room, which also flows into the kitchen and a dining nook with built-in shelves for extra storage.

Beyond the living room lie three separate bedrooms and a full bath with vintage recycled marble vanity and  modern shower-over-tub. The main bedroom features sliding doors to the garden outside.

The private in-law studio brims with charm and feels like a vacation escape: A kitchenette with stainless steel sink and half refrigerator, counter seating, and custom tile work as well as a fireplace to keep the space cozy. Exposed wood beams and backsplash bring in a rustic luxury, with American Clay finished walls and custom tile flooring. French doors open onto a 'secret' patio with built in lounge bench, hardscape seating area, and succulent garden.This charming oasis has for years been a popular Airbnb for Oakland travelers. 

The expansive yard is the ultimate urban farm, extending well beyond the patio, flower beds, and seating areas inside the custom recycled wood fencing of the main backyard. The main backyard includes a flat lawn area for recreation and a paved patio for al fresco dining next to a fountain. Rose bushes and rosemary line the property, and trees shade the corners of the yard. Outside the fence, stairs and a stone path guide you up the gently sloping hills toward the chicken coop. The yard is perfect for dogs to roam freely or for a gardener to sow a masterpiece garden. There are multiple raised-bed planter boxes and gardening patches for ambitious crops or cut flower gardening. An elevated seating deck allows you to sit back and take in the serenity. With an abundance of space, the farming possibilities are practically limitless.

A detached outbuilding structure also sits on the property (possible home office or creative space?) as well as a smaller structure perfect for storage or tool shed. The two outbuildings add an additional 225 sq ft (not included in square footage). Additional features include double pane/storm windows, a sprinkler system, French drains, and two driveways.