You shouldn't need to choose structure between UX vs visually appealing one, but instead, go with one that is both well structured and looks great.
- Make a hybrid of the two designs. Interview/test with users to see which one would serve as the best starting point, and then bring elements of the other to that design.
- Create two different views, if they serve different purposes.
When making design decisions, take into account the types of users you are serving: do they use the product often or rarely? Are they skilled or novice? Do they prefer ease-of-use or power-user features? Are the needs for your users very similar or different?
In any case, now would be a good time to do some tests/interviews with potential users of the page (paper prototyping) and see if they would know how to use the UIs.
Can you share the examples?