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Cohn House / Norte

Cohn House 






3003 Carlsbad Blvd.

Los Angeles grocer, Albert Cohn, completed this Spanish Colonial retirement home in 1929, on a $40,000 budget which included wood from Denmark and slate from Vermont. After World War II, the estate was sold and converted to a restaurant-resort named the Royal Palms, which became a popular stop en route to the Del Mar Race Track for Hollywood notables. The property served as a backdrop for many of the early Zorro television episodes. In 1972, it became the present-day Norte Restaurant, and in 1984, a development company purchased it and added the adjacent Carlsbad Inn.