The Sato estate is the place of residence for one of Republic City's richest citizens, Asami Sato. Its servants are tasked with maintaining the mansion as well as fulfilling any requests made by Asami and her guests.
Twelve years prior to Avatar Korra's arrival in Republic City, the mansion was broken into and robbed by the Agni Kai Triad. A member of the triad killed Yasuko, Hiroshi's wife, during the break-in.
In 170 AG, after Amon's attack on the Pro-bending Arena forced Mako and Bolin to leave the attic they called home, they moved into the Sato family mansion at Asami's invitation. She did not directly ask her father if they could stay, but stated that she would clear it with him later. The three, along with Pabu, were swimming in the mansion's pool when Korra arrived, though the Avatar quickly left the estate after overhearing Hiroshi Sato planning what may have been an Equalist strike over the phone.
Korra returned to the mansion later with Tenzin and Chief Lin Beifong. Together, they questioned Hiroshi about the phone call he had made and pursued information on his potential Equalist ties. Hiroshi quickly dismissed the claim, stating that it was all a misunderstanding and that he was merely talking business on the phone when Korra had overheard him. Hiroshi later gave Chief Beifong permission to search all of Future Industries' warehouses.
After the search of Future Industries yielded no evidence, Korra, Tenzin, and Lin received an anonymous tip from a warehouse worker, who told them that Hiroshi had a secret factory underneath his home. Chief Beifong led the Metalbending Police Force to the Sato estate and they eventually found the factory beneath the property. The anonymous tip turned out to be a set-up, however, and Hiroshi, along with the Equalists, ambushed Tenzin, Korra, Lin, and the rest of the police force, defeating them and knocking them unconscious. After a brief fight, Mako, Bolin, and Asami helped Tenzin, Korra, and Lin escape. The rest of the police force, however, were captured by the Equalists and taken to Amon who took away their bending later. After the discovery, Korra invited Mako, Bolin, and Asami to live on Air Temple Island.
In 171 AG, after their house in Ba Sing Se was destroyed during the anarchy in the Earth Kingdom, Asami allowed Mako and Bolin's family from their father's side to stay at the mansion. Three years later, Asami, Mako, and Korra took Prince Wu to the estate as well, where they hoped he would be safe from further kidnapping attempts by Kuvira's men.
The Sato estate is set up in various levels. The lowest level appears to have an archway and a small tower, the second one has another archway which sports a clock, and the third and final level contains the mansion itself. All three levels boast a solid chrome color. The Sato estate has a bathroom on the ground floor and a ladies' powder room on the first floor.
The interior of the mansion is elegantly decorated and beautiful. There is a swimming pool with a large lion turtle statue, as well as two gyms located on either side. There is also a racetrack located within the mansion's grounds, which, in addition to being used for sport, also serves as a test track for Satomobiles.
Behind the mansion is Hiroshi Sato's personal workshop, which is connected via a hidden tunnel to an Equalist factory deep underground, where weapons such as electrified gloves and mecha tanks were manufactured. The factory has a large, retractable platinum wall, which is unable to be bent via metalbending due to its purity.
- Asami Sato
- Bolin (guest; formerly)
- Chow (guest)
- Hiroshi Sato (formerly; deceased)
- Mako (guest; formerly)
- Tu (guest)
- Wu (guest)
- Yasuko (formerly; deceased)
- Yin (guest)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 DiMartino, Michael Dante, Konietzko, Bryan (writers) & Dos Santos, Joaquim, Ryu, Ki Hyun (directors). (May 19, 2012). "The Aftermath". The Legend of Korra. Book One: Air. Episode 7. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (November 14, 2014). "Reunion". The Legend of Korra. Book Four: Balance. Episode 7. Nick.com.
- ↑ Bryan Konietzko on the DVD commentary for "The Aftermath".