701 Sherman Update #3

Let’s head on over to Capitol Hill and check on a fairly large residential project, 701 Sherman; a seven-story, 105-unit apartment building, developed by RedPeak. Since our last update in August, 701 Sherman has made a lot of progress and is nearing completion!

Designed by Craine Architecture, this project adds a different color scheme in an area consisting of mostly red and beige bricks. The dark brick and paneling, along with the significant height, make this building stand out around this slightly barren area of Capitol Hill.

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On the first four floors, on a portion of the building, there is a beige brick accent instead of a white accent, like what we saw in the initial rendering.

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Contrary to what we saw in the rendering, the dark theme is consistent throughout the project.. There is also a more defined setback along Lincoln Street.

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701 Sherman is slated for completion around May of this year. Stay tuned for a final update around then!

By | 2016-12-01T18:33:02+00:00 March 31, 2016|Categories: Capitol Hill, Infill, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |6 Comments


  1. Jorge Gonzalez March 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Is it just me or does that beige brick look kind of weird against the gray?

    • Lucas Johnson April 1, 2016 at 9:21 am

      No, I agree. But I think it would have looked ok if it was patterned or maybe a dark red. It looks like a new building got splattered by an old one on that side.

    • Citizen Kane April 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Agreed. The blonde brick really doesn’t work on this project.

  2. Susan Barnes-Gelt March 31, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Could this be any uglier or out of scale?
    But not much.

    • Freddie April 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

      In what sense is it out of scale? Should it be bigger or smaller? I drive by it all the time and it seems perfectly in scale to me. There are plenty of buildings around it in every direction that are that size or larger. Have you ever been to that neighborhood?

      As for the ugliness, well, there I have to agree. The last time I looked up and it, I realized that the abrupt transition from brick to that weird corrugated material on the top floors was intentional and that’s just the way the building’s going to be, and it made me kind of sad. It’s hideous. It’s like the architect went out of his or her way to really make it ugly. I just don’t understand. Maybe I just don’t get architecture.

  3. chachafish April 2, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Thanks for the update and the great photos. The RedPeak website says the name of this project is 7/S Denver Haus and the address is not 701 Sherman, but 175 E 7th Ave. Just curious as to the difference? Thanks again 🙂

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