The Joaquin Miller House stands on the southern edge of Joaquin Miller Park, at the northwest corner of the western junction of Joaquin Miller Road with Sanborn Drive,in Oakland California, the park's main circulating road. The house is a modest single-story structure, essentially little more than three separate rooms that have been joined together. Two of them are covered by gabled roofs, and have only vague vernacular references to Gothic Revival architecture. The third section is covered by a flat roof which has broad overhanging eaves. To this section is attached a wooden lean to of unknown function.
Joaquin Miller, known as the "Poet of the Sierras", lived here from 1886 until his death in 1913.