City Ventures recently celebrated the grand opening of Ice House, a new community of solar-powered townhomes near Oakland’s vibrant Uptown dining and entertainment district. Priced from the high-$600,000s, these two- and three-story townhomes range from 1,235 to 1,530 square feet. There are currently 15 lots available, with many more scheduled for future releases. 

Ice House boasts modern exteriors, innovative designs and contemporary finishes. There are six homes for sale in the Plan 2 configuration, which includes a two-car tandem garage, island kitchen and two bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bath and ample closet space. Those seeking additional square footage and privacy may want to consider the three Plan 4 End units, which offer a ground floor flex space, open-concept kitchen, living and dining area, and extra windows that draw in natural light.

Two Plan 6 homes are currently available, featuring a single-car garage, private deck, and a luxurious master retreat with two roomy walk-in closets. There are four homes with Plan 7 layouts, which boast three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. In the master retreat, expect dual walk-in closets with built-in shelving and a frameless glass shower with an integrated seat.

Innovative green technology features come standard in all City Ventures homes. The solar-powered townhomes at Ice House are equipped with NEST™ programmable learning climate control thermostats, ENERGY STAR®-rated hybrid electric water heaters, ENERGY STAR®-rated high-efficiency appliances, dual-glazed, Low-E3 windows with argon, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, and pre-plumb ready electric vehicle chargers.

Located at 950 West Grand Avenue, Ice House provides residents with easy access to the 980 and 580 freeways as well as the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station — making commutes to Downtown Oakland or Downtown San Francisco a breeze. Walk to Uptown Oakland in just over 10 minutes to explore a myriad of bars, restaurants, murals and live music venues. 

Just east of downtown lies Lake Merritt, where outdoor enthusiasts are often found jogging, biking, windsurfing or stand-up paddleboarding throughout the 122-acre Lakeside Park. Nearby Jack London Square plays host to more than 60 events every year, including a weekly farmers’ market, a monthly block party-inspired event, and a holiday tree lighting ceremony.

Visit the Ice House model townhomes and sales office at 1818 14th St. in Oakland. For more information, please call 510 238 1128, email or visit

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