Best Skyrim Mage House

Having the ability to own a house in Skyrim is one of the features that helps make the game an immersive role playing experience. When Skyrim was first released, players could only purchase existing houses in some of the province’s major cities. Players were granted more housing options with the release of the Hearthfire DLC expansion, and the construction of houses became possible (see the Skyrim Fansite guide Build a House in Skyrim in 5 Easy Steps for more information). Even with the release of Hearthfire, some players still weren’t satisfied with Skyrim’s housing situation, and took it upon themselves to mod the game to build the house of their dreams. Prepare to be amazed as we take a look at one of these brilliant mods, and tour the game’s best Skyrim mage house.

Best Skyrim Mage House

To find the best Skyrim mage house, you have to look no further than McLinorama’s My Mage Cottage, available for download on both Nexus and Steam. This house looks absolutely stunning, and is different from any of the stock houses or builds available on Skyrim. Designed with a romantic flair in mind, My Mage Cottage is  reminiscent of an Italian villa and is the perfect house for mages looking to get away to practice their enchanting and alchemy in peace. The house is situated on the waterfront directly across from the Solitude Lumber Mill (the house appears under the name “Sorchalla’s Cottage” on the map), and has many great features including:

  • Alchemy table
  • Enchanter table
  • Chopping block
  • Smelter
  • Forge
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Study
  • Central area with statue and fish pool

To add to the magical aura, the central area is filled with butterflies by day, and fireflies by night. Arguably the best looking feature though is the bedroom’s fireplace with its golden statue of Dibella and magic blue flames. The house doesn’t feature a ton of space and storage options, but for player’s looking for cozy quarters suitable for relaxation and study, this is the best Skyrim mage house by far.

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Exterior view of the best Skyrim mage house. The magic light above the table never goes out.
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Central area with fish pond as seen from the front door.
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The house has a cozy kitchen with cooking spit for all your favorite recipes.
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Gorgeous bedroom with magic fireplace. The flames burn bright and blue.
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The best Skyrim mage house wouldn’t be complete without an Enchanter table.
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Intimate nook adjoining the study with display case and storage.


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A mage’s study complete with desk and bookcases.
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Another view of the central area and fish pond.
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The mage house has its very own statue. Cool!








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Shane Scarbrough
Shane Scarbrough

Shane Scarbrough is the founder of the Skyrim Fansite. He's a business owner, video game journalist, and role playing game aficionado. When he’s not working he enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games. He's currently on his third playthrough of Skyrim, and is playing as a Templar in The Elder Scrolls Online. You can find Shane on Google+ and FaceBook.

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