14 Best Lakeview Manor Mods For Skyrim

One of the nicest houses in all of Skyrim is Lakeview Manor.

It is in a great spot, right next to Lake Ilinata, with a great view that includes the beautiful ruins of Bleak Falls Barrow, which are far away.

Even though there are a few small problems, there is no better place to live in the icy province.

For example, there is a local conjurer practicing dark arts just a few steps from your property, and there are some pretty nasty mudcrabs down by the lake.

When you find a place like this, you should do everything you can to make it the best it can be.

In Skyrim, this means getting some mods that make your house better.

14. Lakeview library

This mod transforms the small room located behind the great hall of a specific location (not specified in the question) into a library.

It modifies the existing space, converting it into a dedicated area for books and reading.

This enhancement allows players to have a functional and immersive library within the given location, providing a cozy and intellectual atmosphere.

13. Lakeview Manor Walls

This mod enhances Lakeview Manor in Skyrim by adding walls for increased defense, constructing a road leading to the lake for improved accessibility, and implementing various improvements in the courtyard to enhance its overall appearance and functionality.

12. Lakeview Manor Evolution

This mod reimagines Lakeview Manor from the Hearthfire DLC in Skyrim by giving it a new design and concept.

It transforms the traditional “build your own” house into an ancient and evolved structure that has been shaped over generations by various skilled individuals.

The mod incorporates a mix of traditional styles, craftsmanship, and even some lost steam-powered technology inspired by the Dwemer.

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The result is a unique and immersive version of Lakeview Manor that showcases the creativity and history of its past inhabitants.

11. Lakeview Manor Lights

The mod adds outdoor lighting to Lakeview Manor in Skyrim, addressing darkness, unseen enemy attacks, and creating a homely atmosphere.

10. Lakeview Manor Trader

With a home like Lakeview Manor, most of us would never want to leave the house.

Taking in the fresh air and enjoying the view is enough to take up all your time!

Regrettably, online delivery services haven’t been invented in Tamriel, so you’re forced to hit the town regularly for supplies.

Modder Malrama offers us a great alternative through the Lakeview Manor Trader – a resident peddler who’ll get you the basics and buy up to 3000 gold pieces of goods from you every 48 hours.

A similar mod is available for other Hearthfire homes like Windstad and Heljarchen Hall!

9. Butterfly Hatchery for Lakeview Manor

Butterfly wings are some of the hardest items to harvest in Skyrim.

Not only are there relatively few butterflies in the world, but they’re hard to spot, and they’re somewhat harder to pick up than other Alchemy ingredients.

A genius way to solve this issue is by building a Butterfly Hatchery – made possible in Lakeview Manor thanks to this mod by Midgetalien.

It works much like the Fish Hatchery improvement introduced in Hearthfire, creating spawn points for Monarch Butterflies, Ancestor Moths, Torchbugs, etc.

8. Lakeview Manor Dock & Shack

If I lived in Lakeview Manor, I’d like to have a place where I could recharge whenever the intricacies of civilized life felt like too much of a chore.

The Lakeview Manor Dock & Shack mod by Ferogain offers the Dragonborn the perfect secluded space to fish, read a book, and take care of adventurer business away from the wife/husband and kids.

This remodel also removes the altar and warlock at the edge of the property, making this nature sanctuary a safer place for your family, followers, and pets.

If you’re using Kinaga’s Carriage & Ferry Travel Overhaul, this dock is a fully functional fast travel location too!

7. Lakeview Manor Guards & Improvements

By the time you move into Lakeview Manor, you’re most likely Thane of at least two holds and a well-known adventurer all throughout these regions.

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You’ll have amassed a wealth of enemies – and your riches will be the stuff of legends, ranging from powerful Daedric artifacts to literal mountains of cheese.

If you and your family are to rest easy, you’ll need personal guards stationed throughout the property.

You’ll get some thanks to Giesytorres’ Lakeview Manor Guards & Home Improvements.

These additional home improvements include lamp posts for better lighting, removing the pagan altar and the mud crabs near the shore, and extra beds for followers and guards.

6. Zen Pond

Something else that might help keep your mind balanced and at ease whenever you’re resting at Lakeview Manor is this Zen Pond improvement by TheYrahcaz.

This fantastic remodel takes a previously unremarkable pond and upgrades it with a beautiful waterfall, a quaint little stone bridge, and some seating space to reflect on life and relax with the sound of flowing water.

5. Town of Pinewatch (by Lakeview Manor)

One of the best things about Lakeview Manor is how private it is.

The closest thing is the bandit home of Pinewatch, and once you’ve cleared the bandits, you’re all alone in the forest.

Still, we all eventually get tired of solitary confinement.

If your Dragonborn is the lonely type, something like the Town of Pinewatch mod might be what they need.

As the name implies, this mod expands the single hut that is Pinewatch into an entire community with several new houses and NPCs, including fighters, villagers, guards, and more.

4. Lakeview Manor Upgrades – Enhanced Edition

Fully upgrading your home in Hearthfire is a bittersweet feeling.

On one side, you’ve achieved your goals and made it in Skyrim – on the other hand, there’s nothing to look forward to.

Lakeview Manor Upgrades lets you ride the wave of constant improvement just a little longer by adding new options to the Carpenter’s Workbench.

These include:

  • A grain mill
  • A much-upgraded front entrance
  • Plus a wall surrounding the property perimeter to protect your family & valuables

In addition, your personal steward will provide new services too – such as hiring guards to patrol the area, hiring a Blacksmith for your property, and evicting the local conjurer in favor of hunters.

3. Vandia – Stormcloak Town & Lakeview Manor Fort

Tired of the condescending and lazy Siddgeir and his Imperial allegiances, the people of Vandia at the edge of Lake Ilinalta have seceded from Falkreath and founded their own hold.

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Don’t worry, though:

The people of Vandia want no trouble with the Dragonborn.

They’ll honor your deed to the property and throw in a fort and some guards to protect the player’s home.

PaulyG’s Vandia includes everything you could need, such as a lumber mill, an inn, a blacksmith, and even a Jarl’s Hall, among other things.

It’s a great addition to these idyllic lands.

2. Lakeview Manor As It Should Be

We’ve done a ton to improve the area surrounding Lakeview Manor – and now, we’re moving indoors.

Lakeview Manor As It Should Be is modder Nimee’s idea of the perfect player home for a wealthy collector with a large family and tons of valuables to display.

The interior design style takes a lot from sophisticated Solitude trends.

Thanks to the renovated windows, there’s excellent illumination and even some indoor plants to keep things fresh.

No longer shall your home look like a dank crypt. This manor is fit to be a king’s summer home.

1. Lakeview Manor Avant-Garden EX

If you really want to live in the lap of luxury, you need to get Sa547’s Lakeview Manor Avant-Garden EX.

This mod is an upgraded version of the creator’s previous Pool & Hot Bath mod.

It introduces a massive stone deck outside the manor with an enormous pool, a hot bath, amenities like seating space, and even a minibar.

There’s also great lighting around the estate, eight full-time sentries securing the perimeter, and a massive garden with 30 available plots.

Some of my favorite features are the most ridiculous, like the heating control for the hot bath and the retractable flamethrowers built into the gates of your manor.

This is a home fit for an evil genius – or a very paranoid Dragonborn.