Best New Apartment Building (2001)

Capitol Heights Apartments

The Capitol Heights Apartments, designed by Denver's Studio Completiva and developed by Bruce Heitler, has just risen on what had been one of the bleakest vacant lots in Capitol Hill. The design is sharp, with retro-modern flourishes here and there, such as a striking porte cochere and tutti-frutti-colored walls. Naysayers may point out that the materials aren't as fine as the design -- but that simply proves that just because cheap materials like synthetic stucco are used, it doesn't mean the results have to be ugly.

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