What is the best house to buy in Skyrim?

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#1 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

#2 Edited by Hizang (9359 posts) -

Which is the best purchasable house in Skyrim, I'm looking to buy a house, I have ammassed over 41000 in 30 or so hours in the game (I haven't really bought much) so money is not an issue.

But I only want the best for my Dark Elf Assassin.

#3 Posted by Swoxx (3021 posts) -

Proudspire manor 4 lyfe

#4 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

My favourite is Hjerim in Windhelm solely because of the secret alchemy room.

#5 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

@mscupcakes: That sounds appealing, how is it secret, are we talking hidden bookcase door style or what?

#6 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -

I've spent over 150 hours in this game and don't have any of these houses. Fuck

#7 Posted by Jadeskye (4392 posts) -
#8 Posted by pyromagnestir (4390 posts) -

@mscupcakes: Secret alchemy room?

@wmaustin55: ????? You get the one in Whiterun for beating a very early main quest mission? Don't you?

Proudspire Manor is my favorite, however Breezehome being right next to the fast travel point makes it a close race.

#9 Posted by Chaser324 (7270 posts) -

@pyromagnestir: You still have to pay 5000 Septims to buy the house in Whiterun after becoming a thane.

#10 Posted by Grilledcheez (4013 posts) -

The one in Markarth is my favorite. It just looks like an awesome place to live, I never understood why people were so in love with the Solitude house!

#11 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -
@pyromagnestir im the Bear Grylls of Skyrim, dude
#12 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

I hope the DLC adds a new house, the Oblivion Mage Tower and Vampire lair were pretty cool.

#13 Posted by pyromagnestir (4390 posts) -

@Chaser324: Oh yeah, now I remember... That was probably among the least fun I had playing skyrim trying to get the damn 5000 gold. Maybe that's why I blacked that out. Also a major inspiration for me to seek out mods.

@wmaustin55: So you cherry pick seemingly dangerous/cool/gross challenges which really aren't quite as dangerous/cool/gross as they seem, edit them to make them look way cooler and more dangerous, than go sleep at a hotel at night after filming's done?

#14 Posted by Twinsun (582 posts) -

@Jadeskye: What on earth is that thing? I assume it's some kind of mod?

#15 Edited by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

@Hizang: Yeah there's a false back panel in one of the wardrobes which leads to a small room, after you buy the upgrade it turns it into an alchemy room with weapon holders and stuff. I like to put some of my daedric artifacts in there and my in-game husband is none the wiser! :)

#16 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -
@pyromagnestir nailed it!
#17 Posted by SockemJetpack (424 posts) -

Honeyside for sure. You have all the amenities you'll ever need and the tightest concentration of merchants right outside your door for easy sellin'.

That said the Markarth house is best place for the library.

#18 Posted by InternetCrab (1581 posts) -

Proudspire Manor, it is a fitting house for a Dragonborn, and is the biggest i think, it also has a pleasant look and good space.

#19 Posted by BigDaddy81 (354 posts) -

I prefer the Breezehome house honestly. Compact, efficient, and seemingly the only goddamn house to put an extremely convenient apothecary satchel right on the alchemy lab. Seriously, I bought like four other houses and none of them had that! Not to mention they didn't even have any chests near the lab either. Whiterun knows how to treat its Thanes.

Breezehome ftw.

#20 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

I like Breezehome because it's in the center of Skyrim. I would also say that your house should reflect on the person you're playing as.

#21 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Hjerim is the best. Half the price of Proudspire and it's got so much more rooom. Also, the way the armor and weapon stands are situated makes that aspect much more appealing.

#22 Posted by Viking_Funeral (2200 posts) -

I used Breezehome more than any of the others. It's centrally located and it's easy to acquire. The only negative is no enchanting space.

Is Hjerim in Windhelm no longer buggy? That was my choice for my Stormcloak aligned first playthrough, but even after doing all the quests in the right order it still had issues.

#23 Posted by Sumbog (550 posts) -

Deus Mons, best house mod so far

#24 Posted by killacam (1321 posts) -
@Swoxx said:

Proudspire manor 4 lyfe

if you want to live in an imperial cesspool of a city!
#25 Posted by Pobearo (119 posts) -

Honeyside, It's the only one I've bought. It's my home away from home in skyrim.

#26 Posted by SSValis (1198 posts) -

Solitude is so far away though

#27 Posted by supermonkey122 (1053 posts) -

I bought Breezehome

#28 Posted by fetchfox (1511 posts) -

Dovahkiin hideout mod. Every home is then connected through a cellar door. But from the vanilla houses: Proudspire Manor.

#29 Posted by Brendan (8821 posts) -

Breezehome was located most advantageously and I used the chest to store all my crap from the beginning of the game, so it`s the only house that wasn`t just window dressing for me.

#30 Posted by Ksaw (359 posts) -

I read that the Proudspire was bugged and it wasn't safe to store stuff there but I never had any issue with it. May have been patched. I think Hjerim has the most storage options, but you're a dark elf, so if fantasy racism bothers you then go with Breezehome.

#31 Edited by Capum15 (5156 posts) -

For me, it's a tie between Breezehome and Honeyside. I tend to use both of them a lot in all of my playthroughs. The rest are mostly bought because I can. I usually keep smithing supplies in Whiterun because the forge is literally next door. Riften has a good concentration of Merchants and the Thieves' Guild.

#32 Posted by selbie (2126 posts) -

I'm pretty fond of Honeyside. The housecarl's room is also the perfect place to dump all of my ingredients on the floor. I don't think I've ever seen her enter that room.

#33 Posted by AuthenticM (4251 posts) -

Hjerim; not only is it pretty, big and has a secret room, but it's in Windhelm, my favorite city!

#34 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

I ended up choosing Breezehome in Skyrim, it's cheap, in the middle of Skyrim and as my character has no affiliation on the war yet it seemed to make the best choice.

#35 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6115 posts) -

Breezhome, because it's the cheapest, and i need a place to store my shit.

#36 Posted by wemibelec90 (2156 posts) -

I've used Breezehome the most in all of my playthroughs. I tried the one in Solitude once and hated how far it was from the fast travel point to the city. To me, that is the most important thing - I want a house that is very quick to reach. Kinda wish that the best of those (Breezehome) was a bigger house...

#37 Posted by Galiant (2219 posts) -

@wemibelec90 said:

I tried the one in Solitude once and hated how far it was from the fast travel point to the city. To me, that is the most important thing - I want a house that is very quick to reach.

It's still really close if you use the Blue Palace fast travel point rather than the Solitude one.

Before I can afford a house I always travel to Meeko's Shack and store stuff in a barrel there.

#38 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (777 posts) -

If you're on the PC there's a mod that adds map markers to all player houses, as well as mods that add markers for every building (which I think is going a bit too far.)

It's a mod that makes sense and probably should have been in the game to begin with; your character can remember the locations of dozens of different nondescript caves but can't remember where they live? Derp.

#39 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Breezehome, because, for me, that was the most useful.

#40 Posted by ShockD (2486 posts) -

I've got a question. Can I have more than one house? I bought Breezehome as soon as it was available, but now I can't seem to be able to buy any other house.

#41 Edited by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Breezehome because that's where Lyddles chills.

#42 Posted by Grilledcheez (4013 posts) -

@antikorper: Yes you can own them all at once, I believe they all require you to do missions for the jarl of the city before you are able to purchase them (if my memory is correct).

#43 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1338 posts) -

Windhelm is where I stash most of my cool looking gear, and is home base, since it has the most space fo display things. Whiterun is my smithing base.

#44 Posted by RobotHamster (4237 posts) -

Whiterun for me, it's right there as soon as you fast travel which will save a whole lot of time.

#45 Posted by Flawed_System (386 posts) -

I like Riften. I can sit outside at night and shoot the thieves that try and rob my house. They usually have some pretty good stuff too.

#46 Posted by benspyda (2127 posts) -

Every playthrough I always bought Breezehome just to have a place to stash crap. Solitude seemed too overkill and I couldn't care less about making book shelves and placing my armor on racks. Just a bottomless box near shops suited me. Although now I just use the bag of holding mod and don't touch houses.

#47 Posted by Swoxx (3021 posts) -

@killacam said:

@Swoxx said:

Proudspire manor 4 lyfe

if you want to live in an imperial cesspool of a city!

You stormcloak scum!

#48 Posted by camp7203 (128 posts) -


#49 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

@killacam said:

@Swoxx said:

Proudspire manor 4 lyfe

if you want to live in an imperial cesspool of a city!

You stormcloak scum!

For the Emperor! Oh wait, I already killed him. Damnit! For the next Emperor!

#50 Posted by Swoxx (3021 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Swoxx said:

@killacam said:

@Swoxx said:

Proudspire manor 4 lyfe

if you want to live in an imperial cesspool of a city!

You stormcloak scum!

For the Emperor! Oh wait, I already killed him. Damnit! For the next Emperor!

I felt really bad after doing that.

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