If you’ve read the most recent story updates, you might notice that there has been some progress made on the interior of the Castle! The renovation process is slow due to the ongoing story and the fact that Eric, Brennie and Svein are a bit pre-occupied with other serious matters right now!
The areas that got renovated are ones that were required for filming! As I mentioned previously, this Castle is set in the present time so we can add some modern amenities to it while trying to keep the overall old world feel of the Castle. One such amenity is the up to date and modern gym space that Svein spends a great deal of time in. This space is located in the lower level of the Castle in back of the stable space. The hall in between the spaces retains the old world feel as it might have appeared in the past while the gym space has been completely updated to include a spa room and steam room/sauna. The men insisted that the gym did not need any fancy décor or clutter in it to distract them from their workouts. Brennie went along with that on condition that the spa room be more relaxing and appealing to all of their senses.
Spa room and suana
Upstairs on the main level, a small bit of work was done.
Brennie’s current office space is located in one of the front entrance towers. It is located off from the dining area and the Piper’s Gallery.
Eric is sitting in the solar/ sunroom off from the Great Hall. It is in the process of being decorated so is rather bare as yet. You can see one of the hidden doors in the first picture. These door are a representation of priest holes or escape routes which were a part of many castles through the centuries. There would usually be a hidden passage way and small space for a Priest, or anyone else who might need it, to be hidden and protected should the need arise. This particular one can also be accessed from the Chapel, includes a small hiding space and has an outside exit.
I will provide photos of that exit in the next update!
These rooms were used for filming in the previous episodes: