The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Brokenbluff - Winterhold Player Home
Category: Hearthfire, Houses, Quests
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 7:46am
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Brokenbluff - Winterhold Player Home

Now Compatible with JK's Winterhold!
Want alternate versions, to see the readme with a detailed contents list, or just more information?!?
!!Check this mod's Nexusmods page here!![]
No Quest version available!
Compatibility patch for Qaxe's Winterhold Rebuild available!


Winterhold needs a player home. The College of Winterhold does not cater to all play types, and offers limited furnishings. So, I decided to make this player home for myself, and will share it with all who are interested. It has also been a great opportunity to get into the lore of Winterhold and the Great Collapse.

What it is:

Basically, the player "restores" one of the destroyed homes in Winterhold, and uncovers an underground storage and smithing area underneath. This home is of respectable but reasonable size and is designed mainly for moderately to well established characters, though there is no level requirement.The central feature of the home is the sizable library, with room for, at minimum, 550 books. Check the readme[] for more specific details, but it also includes:

Music by Vindsvept
Alchemy area
Enchanting table
A kitchen with a cooking station
A fair amount of storage
Weapon racks and displays
Lots of stuff for sandboxing NPCs.
Smelter outside
Some planters
Smithing facilities in cellar
Plentiful storage in cellar

In an effort to create a realistically furnished location, many resources are found in these spaces, and the home and cellar are both pretty rich finds for the player. To be clear, we are talking about dozens of resource items, not thousands. Also it is likely the player will find about 2-6 leveled weapons, and a couple armor pieces (all rarely above average quality - dont expect many ebony). An already rich character will hardly blink at these finds. I mention this mainly for those who do not wish for their low level characters to have a sudden windfall of resources or sellable items.

To get the house:

In order to begin, the player will travel to Winterhold's Frozen Hearth Inn, where they will be force-greeted by my avatar, Ramuel. Ramuel will give the player a journal. Reading the journal will begin the first of two quests, which is just to point you to the right place. If active, the quest will point the player to the bluff between the College of Winterhold and the Inn, where they will find some ruins jutting out of the face of the cliff.

The player will need to complete a small, radiant-generated quest in order to gain full access to the home. This quest, A Home Restored, can pick from about 25 vanilla dungeons, but locations added by mods with the appropriate keywords can also be selected. For example, several locations from the epic mod Falskaar[] can be chosen. If you have that mod installed, and the player has not yet discovered Falskaar, they would need to take that extra step in order to complete the quest. You can get around this if you need to. Check the readme for details.

(Quest-free version also available)


This mod alters the exterior of Winterhold, and may conflict with other mods that also do so. The cells "winterholdexterior06" and the wilderness cell directly north-east of it are most affected, as they have new structures, a little landscape edit, and navmesh edits. These are likely to conflict with other city-expansion type mods. If you try with other mods, let me know how it goes.
Mods that make significant changes to the interior of Frozen Hearth Inn may also affect/be affected by this mod.
This mod does not change any other vanilla resources or scripts.


This mod definitely requires Hearthfire!

I also highly recommend the following, though they are not strictly necessary:

- SKSE - I've never played Skyrim without it. Search for Skyrim Script Extender
on Steam, it is free, small, painless, and necessary for many mods.

- The Unofficial patches. Also free, also painless. Fix so many things!
-Unofficial Skyrim Patch available on Steam workshop or on the Nexus at
-Unofficial Hearthfire Patch available on Steam workshop or on the
Nexus at
-There is one for all the DLC and the Legendary edition - get what you need.

- Get the most out of the library in this mod:
- Unlimited Bookshelves - this beauty will let you put more books (as
well as other items) into almost any bookshelf!
Available on the nexus at
*Note that four of the shelves in this player home will not
become "unlimited", but the other several dozen will.*

- Book Covers Skyrim - replaces almost all of the boring vanilla book textures
with way more beautiful ones. Very noticeable when you have shelves and
shelves of books.
Available on the nexus at

In order to ensure that a few of the bookshelves are not affected by bookshelf mods, such as Unlimited Bookshelves, I have included a copy of the original bookshelf container vanilla script. It was kindly put out as a modder resource by da5id2701, the creator of Unlimited Bookshelves, which is managed by Nazenn.

Music by Vindsvept, who can be found at as
well as his website, and songs can be downloaded at his bandcamp
- Tracks from Vindsvept are just so great for creating an atmosphere. Of
course, I had to jump on the bandwagon and include some for this mod.
- The music is copyright Vindsvept, and used under the Creative Commons
international attribution license, which is available at
-Specific tracks I used: Clockwork, Into the Minds Eye, Never to Return,
Satyr, Skymning, and In Winter's Grasp

Bethesda for Skyrim and the Creation Kit

All of the online resources and forum posts from which I figured out how to make this mod

My partner and dog, who had to suffer my obsessive impulse to create and complete this mod
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jun 25, 2017 @ 3:15pm
Brokenbluff - Winterhold Player Home
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The Wolf Duc Volpe Jul 16 @ 1:26pm 
The best house mod for Winterhold by far. Can confirm is fully compatible with ETaC
lordramuel  [author] Apr 21 @ 4:46pm 
@shanejboardwell Thanks for the kind words!
Uber_Hombre 96 Apr 19 @ 10:10pm 
Goddamn this might be the most underrated mod in the entire workshop. Take a bow!
lordramuel  [author] Jun 6, 2017 @ 5:28pm 
@melancaelia I'm glad you appreciate the backstory. Thanks!
melancaelia Jun 5, 2017 @ 8:40pm 
I really like this mod; it's great to have a house in Winterhold that isn't inherently part of the College, but fits well into its history. Well done!
barbaralouise Apr 22, 2017 @ 12:43pm 
thank you for this mod and all your time... it shows, this is where I put everything from all my quests...Serana love this place the most.... I still find her here when I get back from a solo quest
lordramuel  [author] Apr 20, 2017 @ 4:54pm 
@barbaralouise Thank you very much! I spent an inordinate amount of time on some of the smallest details. I'm glad you liked it.
barbaralouise Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:24pm 
love your attention to detail ...
lordramuel  [author] Apr 11, 2017 @ 1:16pm 
@AdamHBG - Great! Thanks for the compliment.
CityScience Apr 11, 2017 @ 12:37pm 
It works now and i must say good work with the house