KATITA'S HOME



Katita was given the eccentrically Gothic-styled home (along with Greater Gull Island and 7.8 acres of unspoiled white pine forest) on the admiration of Count Rowland and Countess Kay Talamasca after the death of Katrina Diablo. While some high-ranking members of the clan balked at the duelist’s actions, King Gregory saw fit to reward Katita with the title of Baroness. And with that title came certain privileges and boons, such as the house in East Hampton.

It’s a modest place compared to some of the other houses in Hampton, but the Talamascans didn’t build it to be a luxury estate. It is a place of mystical power hidden deep in the forest, a modern version of a fortified tower. As one travels the path towards the house the energy of the forest is magnified, so much so that for some it’s overwhelming, resulting in sensory overload and the occasional side effect. Stories abound of humans getting hopelessly lost for days and nights on end, falling into a delirium before waking up along the beach with spotty memories of what happened. Even the Fey are reluctant to enter a witch’s territory, for although they own the ley lines of the world, they know deep in their souls that Gaia and the Talamasca are like Mother and Child; this world is their home.

The food ranges from burgers to wraps, to fire roasted pizzas  and if you’re lucky one of Sean’s famous soups which are the only things that Sean cooks.  He leaves the rest of the cuisine for Anthony, his cook.  Guiness, Bud, Bud Light and Fosters are on tap with a wide range of world beer’s on bottle.  He also has quite a few Chimaera specialties, but they won’t be on any menu (it's more of a you ask, he may give kind of deal).  McCafferty’s is a full bar so go ahead and try one of Sean’s concoctions.

The house itself is in the middle of a clearing, an odd looking but impressive structure that seems to jut out from the very earth. The first impression one gets as they knock on the twin teak doors is a sense of age and formidability; and if a Chimaera has the magical aptitude to look, to properly see things as they truly are, they cannot help but notice the glyphs on the door, along the walls and the porch, even in the air itself. It is a stark juxtaposition from the inside however, which at times looks astoundingly modern and avant-garde. This is not to say that the interior isn’t impressive. Count Rowland and Countess Kay took it upon themselves to appoint the finest interior designers from all over the world. The overall effect is a strange, sensual blending of form and function that wouldn’t seem to fit together, yet it does all the same.

The first floor is rich and luxurious, paying homage to the old ways while maintaining a fresh style seldom seen among the older Chimaeran homes of New York. Exotic plants are everywhere, giving a sense of liveliness among the wings of the great house. The overall effect is a warm comforting place to conduct official affairs of state, or get a good conversation going while sipping various alcoholic brews. Once upstairs in the “dome” however, Katita’s personality becomes more prevalent thanks to the memory of Rowland and the imaginative minds of the designers. There is a practice room for martial arts and magic, spare rooms for visitors and close friends, a large bathroom with a very funky looking checkered tub, and of course Katita’s private quarters, complete with what could possibly be the largest brass bed on the east coast. Much like it’s new owner, it is an odd and sometimes dangerous home.



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