The aim of this paper is to assess the aesthetic impact, by architects and non-architects college graduates, of views from the living rooms of apartments. Studies of apartments, offices, prisons and hospitals have revealed the importance of views from these buildings. The results have revealed the positive impact of broad and organized views, with the presence of natural elements and some variation. For example, the recovery of patients in hospitals, as well as, the attitudes of office workers, was positively influenced by the existence of views of nature from the interior of such buildings. Yet, besides increasing the architectural quality of the interior of buildings with views to a scenic landscape, a view with a positive aesthetic impact is often the basis for preferences and choices regarding, for example, a place for recreation or residential, also tending to produce an economic appreciation of such sites. On the other hand, views to parking lots, blind walls and walls, views from buildings too close to each other and monotonous facades have caused a negative impact. However, it is necessary to deepen and sustain the universality and reliability of the results already produced, including the aesthetic impact generated by built and natural elements, as well as their distances from the observers. Data gathering means include photographic records, questionnaires and interviews carried out with 60 architects and 60 non-architects college graduates, including an A3 sheet with six views from the living rooms of apartments in Porto Alegre. These views are characterized by buildings with openings, buildings with blind walls, and natural elements, with different distances from the observer and distinct views of the sky, which according to some previous studies tend to produce different aesthetic impacts. Data from questionnaires were analyzed using nonparametric statistical tests such as Mann-Whitney U test and Kendall W. The results show, for example, that the views constituted by natural elements tend to be evaluated as positive and to be preferred, while views characterized by blind walls tend to be evaluated as negative and to be the last in order of preference. Yet, views with no sky sight and characterized by smaller distances between the observer and the viewed elements tend to be less satisfactory or more dissatisfactory than more distant views. The difference in the type of college education (architects and non-architects) did not affect the aesthetic evaluations of views, and did not affect the reasons given to justify the most preferred and least preferred views. The results also reinforce the importance of empirical and formal aesthetics, revealing that views attributes provoked similar reactions for different people and groups. Concluding, this study contributes to knowledge about visual perception and aesthetic quality of views from buildings, specifically, from residential buildings located in different urban areas.