Fenestration brings history back to Old Sacramento hotel

The basics: The Orleans, once a Gold Rush-era hotel in Old Sacramento, Calif., reclaims its place as an iconic building in Old Sacramento thanks to a fastidiously re-created three-story street-front to match the 1865 original architectural proportions and details. The replica exterior features large windows and doors and encloses a mixed-use space with 24 lofts, retail spaces and a restaurant.

The players: Architect, Monighandesign, Sacramento, Calif.; general contractors, J.R. Roberts and Deacon Inc., Citrus Heights, Calif.; window and door distributor, Burnett & Sons Millwork, Sacramento; window and door manufacturer, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., Wausau, Wis., developer, Harvego Enterprises LLC, Sacramento.

The glass and systems: 10-foot-high, wood, double doors that open to the boardwalk, large windows with true divided lites and double-hung casement windows. Constructed of pine wood with custom, square profiles, the interior trim on Kolbe's windows and doors were shipped pre-painted with brickmould detached for field installation. The exteriors were clad with durable aluminum, and then finished in a truffle color.