Skyrim House Locations and Upgrades Guide

In search of a home or place to rest in Skyrim? look no further, as we ponder the options for...

In search of a home or place to rest in Skyrim? look no further, as we ponder the options for you. There are amazing houses that you can buy and then upgrade them to make your dream house. This Skyrim House Locations and Upgrades guide has all the tools you need to find a place to rest your feet in the harsh lands.

The house you ever wanted can now be yours in Skyrim at the cost of few Gold coins. Are you ready? On the side note, if you can’t buy a house in Skyrim, you can use different shelters throughout Skyrim, which can be used to rest and other general purposes.

The following Skyrim House Buying Guide will help you understand how to buy a house in Skyrim. Also, we will discuss where the first house is available to the players.

Skyrim House Locations and Upgrades

All the houses you can buy in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim are listed below. Some are available to you early on in the game while others would require a lot of coins and grinding before you can reside in them. You can ask your wife (if you are married) to move to the new house.

You can own a house in each city of the game but it will take a lot of money. However, hardcore players will do anything to leave as big of a footprint in Skyrim as possible.

How to Buy House in Skyrim

The base game has 5 different house you can buy but the expansions increase the number of houses available to the players. Almost every expansion added a new house to buy.


Location: Whiterun, 2nd building on the right side, after Warmaidens.
Price: 5000 Gold


  • Kitchen: 300 Gold
  • Den: 250 Gold
  • Alchemy Lab: 500 Gold
  • Dining Room: 250 Gold
  • Loft: 200 Gold
  • Bedroom: 300 Gold

The player can buy a house in Whiterun which can only be earned after completing the “Bleak Falls Barrow Quest” for the Jarl who will grant the player the right to buy a house in the city.

You should talk to the Steward Proventus Avenicci to buy the vacant house in Whiterun.After buying the house you’ll get a manual that will give you the details of the extra stuff that you can buy for the house.You can get a single chest in Breezehome to store your items and a bed to sleep on.

The addition of Alchemy lab will grant you the ability to make potions at the back of the house and you should also use the weapon racks(three of them in the house). The house can be expensive for early players but its location is near to the shops and forges for purchasing different items.The most important thing is that you can have everything you want for crafting within the city.

Location: Riften, take an immediate right after entering Riften and go to the house at the end of the corner.
Price: 8000 Gold


  • Porch: 400 Gold
  • Kitchen: 500 Gold
  • Bedroom: 600 Gold
  • Garden: 800 Gold
  • Alchemy Lab: 1000 Gold
  • Enchanting Lab: 1000 Gold

This house can be purchased by the player in Riften.All the extra details can be added to the house manually. The player can also use the Enchanting and Alchemy lab to make potions and carry out crafting.

Vlindrel Hall
Location: Markarth, enter the city and turn right, up a steep set of stairs. Keep going up until you reach the house in question
Price: 8000 Gold

You will need to become the Thane of Markarth to buy the Vlindrel Hall – To do that you will need to complete different quests for Jarl and his Steward.


  • Alchemy Laboratory: 1000 Gold
  • Enchanting Laboratory: 1000 Gold
  • Entrance Hall: 500 Gold
  • Bedroom: 800 Gold
  • Living Room: 900 Gold

Location: Windhelm, opposite of the House of Cruel-Sea
Price: 12000 Gold
You’ll be able to by the Hijerim in Windhelm and will be able to add the extra furnishing to the house in a way to make potions in the Alchemy lab and do crafting as well.


  • Alchemy Laboratory: 1500 Gold
  • Kitchen: 1000 Gold
  • Arcane Laboratory: 1500 Gold
  • Living Room: 1500 Gold
  • Armory: 2000 Gold
  • Bedroom: 1000 Gold
  • Clean up of the Murderer’s Mess: 500 Gold

Proudspire Manor
Location: Solitude, next to Skyrim Faction Bards College
Price: 25000 Gold


  • Patio: 500 Gold
  • Kitchen: 1500 Gold
  • Bedroom: 2000 Gold
  • Living Room: 2000 Gold
  • Alchemy Lab: 2500 Gold
  • Enchanting Lab: 2500 Gold

The player will be able to by Proudspire Manor in Solitude and will be able to add the extra furnishing to the house in a way to make potions in the Alchemy lab and do crafting as well.

Skyrim Shelters

There are also several shelters that you can buy in the game after completing the quest or condition. The following information will discuss how to buy Shelters in Skyrim and where you can find them. Of course, you need to complete some quests to get Shelters in Skyrim.

Dawnstar Sanctuary
Location: Dawnstar
Questline – Complete all the quests in Dawnstar.

Apprentice’s Quarters
Location: College of Winterhold
Questline – Join College of Winterhold.

Arch-Mage’s Quarters
Location: College of Winterhold
Questline – Complete all the quests in College of Winterhold.

Home of the Blades
Questline: Main Quest

Location: Whiterun
Questline – Complete all the quests in Whiterun.

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