It takes a lot of time and work to learn magic, so every witch needs a comfortable place to work on their craft.
Even though you could perform magic in Breezehome or Honeyside, making the right environment for your studies can help you go to the next level.
The weekly paper of the College of Winterhold isn’t the best place to look for great mage real estate in Skyrim.
Instead, let’s see what the community of modders has in store.
- 12. Humble Houses – Mage
- 11. The Nook – A Small Mage-Themed House
- 10. Mirele Bismath – The Comfy & Compact Wizard Tower
- 9. Aki’s Tower
- 8. Staff of Shalidor
- 7. Aevon-Tor Reloaded
- 6. Gleamblossom Hollow
- 5. Dimensional Rift Home
- 4. Tel Aschan – Mage Tower Home
- 3. Terra Umbra
- 2. Laboratorium
- 1. Tirashan – Necromancer Home
12. Humble Houses – Mage
This mod adds a humble house with a mage and scholar theme to the west of Cradlecrush Rock or near Nightgate Inn in Skyrim.
The house is designed to suit the needs of mages and scholars, offering an environment conducive to magical studies and research.
It provides a comfortable living space with appropriate amenities and facilities for practicing magic, conducting experiments, and storing valuable items.
11. The Nook – A Small Mage-Themed House
This mod introduces “The Nook,” a small house located between Riverwood and Whiterun in the game Skyrim.
The house has a mage theme and includes various features such as an enchanting and alchemy lab, a cooking station, and custom containers.
Players can use these amenities to enhance their magical abilities and store their items conveniently in the house.
10. Mirele Bismath – The Comfy & Compact Wizard Tower
Mirele Bismath is a beautiful tower on the lake’s eastern shore that looks out over Lake Illinata.
Since it was built by a Cyrodiil Dunmer before the Fourth Era, its design is unlike anything you’ve seen in Skyrim. However, the colors and materials used to make it fit in well with the area.
Inside, you’ll find everything you need to be a successful magician. It has every crafting and cooking station, storage that sorts itself, a garden, and a room for trophies.
The custom teleportation system built by the former owner may be the most interesting thing about it. It’s a fun alternative to fast travel that wizards who are always on the go will love.
9. Aki’s Tower
Fans of Howl’s Moving Castle will love Aki’s Tower, which is a player home that rises up from the ground.
Only a wizard could make real estate act in such a strange way. Look inside the tower on top of the island that broke off. This will prove what you think.
Every room in Aki’s Tower tells the story of a smart wizard who works day and night to improve his art. The decorations make the house look like it’s been lived in for a while, and there’s a lot of room for your alchemy chemicals and magic books.
Use the ladder to get down to the ground floor. Almost everyone would die if they jumped from that height.
8. Staff of Shalidor
The wizard’s domain extends far and wide within their mind.
For this reason, most wizards prefer small, comfy abodes that don’t draw too much attention and are easier to keep tidy. That way, they can focus more on their studies and less on dusting shelves.
But how small is too small?
Size is relative when you’re a mage. If you don’t believe me, check out this comfy wizard’s home situated within the top ornament of a magic staff.
Everything about this player home defies logical explanation, but that shouldn’t be a problem for a wizard. Now, you’ll never be too far away from home.
7. Aevon-Tor Reloaded
Aevon-Tor has a lot to offer people who liked The Witcher 3.
Boric123 was inspired by CD Projekt Red’s 2015 fantasy hit to make a beautiful seaside home for a well-rounded explorer who is also interested in the supernatural.
The décor, colors, and textures are all superb. They have a level of good taste and sophistication that is unusual in the province of Skyrim.
The custom background music from the Witcher 3 score makes it even different from a typical Skyrim home.
There is space for both everyday and magical arts, as well as a lot of room to store your important magical things. You won’t be sorry if you move into this house.
6. Gleamblossom Hollow
Mages like to be alone, and there’s no place more private than a house that floats around in the Aetherium.
You can get to Gleamblossom Hollow from Windhelm through a gate on the way to Saarthal. If you cross it, you’ll end up in a pocket world with a cozy home and everything you need to study magic for the rest of your life.
There are rooms for every kind of magic, from Enchanting to Alchemy. You can also grow vegetables in the yard and cook up a storm.
This house is great for when you want to stay out of sight.
Oh, the gates to Oblivion are open, and all over the land there is chaos? No prob! I’ll stay in Gleamblossom Hollow for a while.
5. Dimensional Rift Home
Working in the service business will teach you one important thing: once people are fed and have a place to sleep, convenience becomes their top priority.
In Skyrim, there aren’t any Silicon Valley start-ups trying to make your life better, but you can always make a deal with a Daedra to get cutting-edge magical artifacts.
If Sheogorath likes you, he might give you a Dimensional Rift Home, which you can get to from anywhere on the map with a simple travel spell.
This gives you constant access to any crafting station you need, a huge amount of room to store your gear and favorite artifacts, and a supply of potions (and alcohol) that seems to go on forever.
4. Tel Aschan – Mage Tower Home
With a name straight out of the Lord of the Rings comes Tel Aschan, a wonderful mage tower hiding in the mountains outside of Winterhold.
Whether you’re a college dropout planning your revenge or maybe an Arch-Mage who needs a place to work in private, Tel Aschan is the perfect base of operations.
Every inch of this home’s three levels is covered in items of magical significance, whether it’s equipment, books, or rare plants sourced from the deepest parts of Blackreach.
Once you’ve accumulated enough legendary artifacts, you can start filling up the inter-dimensional Hall of Legends – accessible via the Ancient Crown on the enchanting table.
3. Terra Umbra
Father Comstock from Bioshock: Infinite and Ningguang from Genshin Impact know it all too well:
If you want to make an impact, there’s nothing like an ominous floating base of operations.
Terra Umbra can be just that for the magically-inclined Dragonborn.
Your journey toward home ownership starts at the Dwemer ruins of Alftand, where a mysterious spell found on a corpse allows you to raise the earth below one of the nearby towers.
Once it becomes stable, you’ll be able to move your new home anywhere on the map. You can keep it floating or lower it to ground level again. There’s nothing else quite like it!
For the magically-oriented minds of the Nords, science and technology are no different from spells and sorcery.
The Laboratorium explores this idea by providing the perfect home for a scientifically-oriented mage to lock themself away for years while working on their experiments.
Besides the incredible concept and exquisite decoration, the Laboratorium shines for its technology.
Gadgets include a telescope, an elevator, and a cableway to carry you up from ground level to the entrance – all powered by a beautiful watermill.
1. Tirashan – Necromancer Home
Necromancers are some of the toughest people who use magic in Tamriel.
They are among the few people who are willing to push magic to its limits, and they need a good temple to do their grim work.
Elianora’s Tirashan is a home for a necromancer in a pocket realm. It is a beautiful and macabre place. It has every crafting station, a lot of display room, and even your own Dremora merchant who is ready to buy all your junk after a night of adventuring.
Tirashan feels full of power because of the moody lighting and glowing magical artifacts. The Gothic architecture and thick fog tell us that this is a place of dark magic.