Designed by Bramante, the Palazzo Caprini was built between 1501 and 1510, and introduced several novel ideas.
- a move from three stories to two stories
- the more extreme contrast in stories, according to use
- heavily rusticated ground floor and very elegant piano nobile
- balustraded balcony, enhancing transition
- engaged columns instead of pilasters
- built in, nearly indiscernible, string course seperating the ground level shop story