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After the Dragonborn becomes well-known in a Hold and befriend its Jarl, they may be offered the chance to buy a house. Houses are for sale in the following major cities:

Once a house is purchased, it can be furnished. The Jarl's steward can provide more information.

After purchasing a house, items can be safely left inside - they will always be there when the Dragonborn returns.

Each home comes with a Housecarl and a number of upgrades are possible, including Alchemy Labs, Enchanting facililies and storage options such as weapon plaques, mannequins, display cases and various chests, dressers, bookshelves, wardrobes and barrels.

If the Dragonborn has a spouse, they will give them money if they run a shop out of the house, and can also provide a Homecooked Meal once each day. They are also good places to store items.

Houses in Skyrim are buildings in which the Dragonborn may sleep and safely store items. Several major cities have a house, of varying size, quality and cost, available for the player to purchase. There is no limit to how many homes the Dragonborn may own, only a limit on how many houses are available. If the Dragonborn gets married, their spouse can move in with them.

City Houses[]

Location Name Housecarl Cost[1] Upgrade Cost[2] Bookshelves Shield Plaques Weapon Plaques Display Cases Mannequins Weapon Racks Storage Spaces Features
Whiterun Breezehome Lydia Gold.png5,000 Gold.png1,800 4 1 2 0 0 1 (2 slots) 18 Alchemy Lab
Riften Honeyside Iona Gold.png5,000 or Gold.png8,000 Gold.png4,300 4 1 4 0 2 1 (4 slots) 12 Alchemy Lab
Arcane Enchanter
Tanning Rack
Markarth Vlindrel Hall Argis Gold.png8,000 Gold.png4,200 3 3 2 4 1 2 (2 slots) 28 Alchemy Lab
Arcane Enchanter
Windhelm Hjerim Calder Gold.png8,000 or Gold.png12,000 Gold.png9,000 12 2 7 7 3 1 (5 slots) 29 Alchemy Lab
Arcane Enchanter
Solitude Proudspire Manor Jordis Gold.png25,000 Gold.png11,000 10 2 2 0 2 2 (5 slots and 2 slots) 15 Alchemy Lab
Arcane Enchanter


The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard[]

In the official plug-in, depending on which faction the Dragonborn sides with, one of the following locations can also be used as a home and upgraded (or restored).

The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire[]

The Dragonborn can build three homesteads.

The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn[]

The Dragonborn can purchase Severin Manor in Raven Rock.


  1. Base price without upgrades
  2. Total cost for all available upgrades