Aside from slaying dragons, marrying women, and going on epic journeys, Skyrim allows you to purchase a home for yourself. There can be times when you will want to store your loot, or simply get some rest. For that purpose, you will need to get yourself a house.
In the game, there are various homes available but not all of them are going to offer the same benefits. They can be unlocked by either by completing a quest or by paying a certain amount of gold. It can also become really frustrating if you choose the wrong one because you will then have to buy another one and move all of your stuff there. To save you from the trouble, we are going to list some of the top houses in Skyrim.
Top 8 Best Houses to Live in Skyrim
As there are only a few homes available in Skyrim to be purchased, we are going to mention those ones too that you can get after you marry a character.
8. The Winking Skeever
The Winking Skeever is one of the top houses in Skyrim. Many players claim that this house is perfect for those who have just started playing Skyrim. You can get this house after you marry Sorex Vinius, and for that, all you need to do is deliver a bottle of rum to Falk Firebeard. This house will also help you get your hands on some important things such as potions and food. In addition to this, it offers a huge amount of storage so that you don’t face any storage issues. If you ask me, then this is surely one of the best houses you can get in the early stages.
7. Sarethi Farm
The Sarethi Farm is another house that comes with many benefits. It can provide you with potatoes, gourds, and nirnroot. The best thing about this is that the owner of the farm will handle all the cultivation process, and all you need to worry about is how you’ll use a huge supply of these resources. In order to get access to this farm, all you have to do is marry Avrusa Sarethi. You can do this after you complete the Smooth Jazbay quest.
The Farm is also filled with food and alchemy materials. There is even an Alchemy table on which you can practice your alchemy skills. However, if you’re looking for a house with a lot of storage, then this might not be the right option for you. It only offers a chest and some barrels for you to store your items in.
6. Abandoned House
The Abandoned House might sound like an old haunted place, but it is actually the complete opposite. In fact, it is one of the best houses available in Skyrim. Along with offering huge storage, this house offers a wide range of weapons, food, and clothes. Not only this, but the amount of storage it offers is more than most of the houses available in the game. In order to obtain this house, all you have to do is complete the House of Horrors quest. Keep in mind that you won’t actually own this house, but it will still serve as the best alternative home during the early stages of the game.
5. Scorched Hammer
The Scorched Hammer is a house built especially for those who are a fan of crafting. You can move into this house after you marry Balimund. In order to marry him, all you have to do is provide him with the fire salts he will request for. One thing to keep in mind here is that Balimund lives with his adopted son. However, considering you get easy access to a Tanning Rack, Forge, Grindstone, Workbench, and variety of stores after you move into the house, you won’t have any problem living with two people.
4. Vlindrel Hall
The Vlindrel Hall is another amazing house in our list of top houses in Skyrim. In order to purchase it, you need to earn a good reputation in Markarth, after which you can buy it for 8000 gold. If you have some extra gold, then you can even fully upgrade it for 4200. The house comes with an Alchemy table, a cooking pot, and even an Enchanting table. The downside about this house is that it located at a location which is somewhat difficult to get. You need to climb a number of steps in order to reach it.
Packed with a training rack, an Alchemy table, a cooking pot, and an Enchanting table, the Honeyside can prove to be a really great house. The house offers a number of barrels for you to store your items in. There is also a garden which becomes filled with crops and alchemy plants, but that will only happen after you upgrade the house. In order to obtain this house, you will need to build a good reputation in Riften and then later purchase it for 8000 gold.
The Breezehome is a perfect option for those who have just started the game. Just for 5000 gold, you get a house with a good amount of storage, plenty of resources, and much more. It comes with an Alchemy table as well as a cooking pot. However, keep in mind that you will either have to choose the Alchemy Lab or the Children’s Bedroom. Fully upgrading it will cost you 1800 gold, but it comes with many benefits. You can purchase this house for the above-mentioned price after you become the Thrane of Whiterun.
1. Proudspire Manor
The Proudspire Manor is reputed as the best house one can buy in Skyrim. The house is so huge that you might even get lost in it. There are 3 floors in total and each floor has plenty of rooms. It also offers a huge amount of storage, so you don’t have to worry about anything while living in this house.
The price of this house is 25,000 gold, which is pretty insane. However, with this high cost comes a huge house. In order to get additional features, you can fully upgrade it for 14,000 gold. Also, before you purchase it, you first need to complete both The Man Who Cried Wolf and Elisif’s Tribute quests.
These were some of the top houses in Skyrim. Make sure to buy the right one so you don’t regret your decision later.