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# of Zones 1
Respawn Time Never (storage is safe)
Console Location Code(s)
Whiterun Hold
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs 1
# of Cooking Pots/Spits 1

Breezehome is a house that can be purchased in Whiterun.

Entryway and kitchen

Breezehome is the first home offered to you during the main quest. Breezehome is the cheapest house available for purchase in Skyrim, but it is also the only house in Skyrim that does not have an arcane enchanter.

The house is conveniently placed just inside the entrance to Whiterun, next to Warmaiden's. This makes Breezehome useful for a character who frequently uses Smithing, as a full set of the stations are right next door.

To purchase the home, you must first complete the Bleak Falls Barrow quest for the Jarl of Whiterun. Upon completion he will permit you to purchase the house from Proventus Avenicci for 5,000 gold. The total cost of the house (including all upgrades) is 6,800 gold, or 6,550 gold if you have Hearthfire installed and choose to forgo the alchemy laboratory in favor of a children's bedroom.

If you are having trouble finding Proventus you can get a quest marker on him through a miscellaneous task given by his daughter Adrianne Avenicci, who can usually be found outside of Warmaiden's, just inside the gates to Whiterun.

If you have completed Dragon Rising, Lydia will be appointed as your housecarl and a small bedroom will be added upstairs for her. Her bedroom includes a dresser, an end table, a sack, and an owned bed.

Once purchased, Proventus will provide a book, Whiterun Home Decorating Guide, which details the various house upgrades available from him. Proventus will only sell upgrades while actually inside Dragonsreach. If he is on the Great Porch or his bedroom, the option to decorate your house will not be available.

If the Stormcloaks take over Whiterun, Proventus will move to Solitude and no longer offer you any upgrades. Instead, Brill will be able to sell you upgrades in Dragonsreach after that.

It consists of only one zone, which is the interior.



House ItemsEdit

Master bedroom from doorway

When first purchased, prior to any upgrades being bought, it is dirty, covered with dust and cobwebs. It has a double bed and an empty chest upstairs. Downstairs there is a long wooden table and bench. The only other items are crates, a couple of unusable chairs and an unlit firepit. If you have already been made a Thane, Lydia's room will already be fully furnished, cleaned and walled off from the rest of the loft. There are no other internal walls.

There are items that are in the house when you purchase upgrades (see below).

House UpgradesEdit

Home and upgrades
Purchased From
Proventus Avenicci or Brill Price to Purchase Home   5,000 Housecarl Lydia
Total Cost of All Upgrades   1,550HF to 1,800
Alchemy laboratory ‡ Bedroom furnishings Dining room decorations Kitchen Furnishings Living room furnishings Loft decorations Child's BedroomHF Housecarl's Quarters
ID before: (000e4ef9)
ID after: (000e4ec8)
ID before: (000e4ecb)
ID after: (000c6e3a)
ID before: (000e4ef1)
ID after: (000e4ec9)
ID before: (000e4ee3)
ID after: (000c6e3c)
ID after: (000c6e3b) ID before: (000e4efb)
ID after: (000c6e39)
ID before: (000e4ef9), (000e4ec8)
ID after: (xx004274)
ID before: (000e4f0a)
ID after: (000e4eca)
500 gold 300 gold 250 gold 300 gold 250 gold 200 gold 250 gold Become Thane of Whiterun

An internal wall and double doors are added
1 Alchemy Lab
1 Apothecary's Satchel
1 Bookcase (2 Shelves)
2 Chairs
1 Chest %
1 Table
3 Wall decorations
1 Rug

An internal wall and double doors are added
2 Chairs
1 Dresser
3 End Tables (one of which is placed in the loft area)
1 Table
1 Shield Plaque, with two crossed iron greatswords and an iron shield
2 Wall decorations
2 Rugs

Upgrades the long wooden table to a better quality one
1 Usable Barrel *
1 Chair
1 Cupboard
2 Wall Shelves
1 Rug

2 Chairs
1 Cooking Pot
1 Set of Shelves
1 Table
3 Wall decorations 1 Rug

Harvestable plants:
3 Elves Ear
3 Garlic

Harvestable fish:
2 Salmon

1 Bookcase (2 Shelves)
2 Chairs
1 Cupboard
3 Wall Shelves
2 Tables
1 Weapon Plaque
1 Weapon Rack (2 slots)
1 Rug

2 Chairs
1 Cupboard
1 Table
1 Weapon Plaque
4 Wall decorations
1 Rug

2 Children's Beds
2 Chests %
1 Wall Shelf
1 Children's practice Dummy
4 Wall Decorations
1 Rug

An internal wall and double doors are added
1 Owned Single Bed
1 Dresser
1 End Table
1 Rug

Child's Bedroom only available if Hearthfire is installed. Choosing this upgrade will replace the Alchemy Laboratory.

‡ These can be bought to replace each other at will, the option to replace with each other remains permanently available.
% The contents of the chest on the bookcase in the Alchemy Lab is retained in the chest on the wall shelf in Children's Bedroom and vice versa.
* This is removed from the house if you install the Children's Bedroom and returned empty if you revert the room to an Alchemy Lab.


Alchemy lab
Child's bedroom
  • This is the only purchasable home in the base game that you do not have to purchase in order to become thane. If you complete the quest Dragon Rising while Balgruuf the Greater is jarl, you will become thane, with or without Breezehome.
  • You may want to remove books from the bookcase in the Alchemy Lab before converting it to a Child's Bedroom with the Hearthfire add-on. Books will remain in the room and the ones from the bottom shelf will be under the bed, rendered inaccessible.
  • The apothecary's satchel is safe. if you replace the Alchemy Lab with the Children's Bedroom, it will still hold the same items when reverted back to an Alchemy Lab.
  • The contents of the chest on the floor in the Children's Bedroom are emptied onto the top chest and remain there, should you change back to a Child's bedroom.[verification needed]
  • Other than exceptions outlined above, all other containers are safe and non-respawning.
  • Adopted children living here will have unique dialogue comments about Whiterun:
    • I like it here. The tree in the park is so pretty! (girls)
    • Braith is a big meanie. She keeps telling Lars' n me what to do. I don't wanna play with her anymore. (girls)
    • I played with Lucia in the park today. I feel sorry for her. (girls)
    • Dragonsreach is so cool! All the kids there are mean, though. (boys)
    • Lars is such a milk-drinker. He can't even stand up to a girl. (boys)
  • If you ask your spouse "How are the kids?" they will reply with one of the following, depending on their voicetype:
    • As well as can be expected. Dear, this house would work for the two of us, but with children? We need to find a bigger place.
    • Just fine. Whiterun is a lovely city, and there are so many other children here- they all love playing together.
    • Couldn't be better. Whiterun is perfect for a child- great weather, plenty of space, friends to play with. What more could you want?
    • Fine, fine. Plenty of kids here to play and spar with. Plenty of trades to learn. It's a good place to raise a child.
  • Initially, you would've encountered a squatter, Terek, in Breezehome, but he did not make it into the final game.


  • There are a few bugs which affect all houses, see the bugs section of the Houses page for details and fixes.
  • If you remove a book from the bookcase on the main floor (beside the firepit) that is already placed on this bookcase, the bookcase may freeze, leaving you without access to any books within the case.
  • Although, theoretically, Lydia is supposed to sleep in the housecarl's bedroom, she never seems to, and instead has the unfortunate habit of intruding upon your bedroom and using the chair inside.
  • After installing Dawnguard, you may encounter a bug when purchasing decor for Breezehome. After initially purchasing the alchemy lab, it will not disappear from the list of available decor; it will remain constantly available for purchase and will not appear in Breezehome.
    •   The Unofficial Dawnguard Patch, version 1.0, fixes this bug.
    •   You can also use the following console commands to fix the issue. Note that these commands do not require you to actually buy the alchemy lab upgrade.
      prid e4ef9
      prid e4ec8
  • The weapon plaque in the loft and the weapon rack near the front door may be inaccessible.
  • Upon completing the Battle for Whiterun, Breezehome will be unlocked even if you have not purchased the house. However, the steward still requires you to purchase the house for 5000 gold.
  • The option to replace the alchemy laboratory with a child's bedroom may not disappear after being purchased, and the change will not take place.
  • The option to purchase a child's bedroom as well as the bedroom may not be available while Avenicci is on the balcony.