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Located in Whiterun, Breezehome sits adjacent to Warmaiden's and Whiterun's Gate, and is usually the first house that can be bought for 5000 . Physically, it resembles many of the other houses of Whiterun, with pale wooden walls, a few windows and a shingled roof.
Siding with the Stormcloaks during the Civil War requires the Dragonborn to perform certain tasks, as well as purchase Breezehome, in order to reinstate themselves as Thane of Whiterun.
Advantages and disadvantages
Breezehome is an inexpensive home and can be easily acquired early in the game, but it is the only home that lacks an enchanting table and mannequin. In order to enchant in Whiterun, the Dragonborn must exit Breezehome (one transition), head to Dragonsreach, then enter (another transition) and walk up the steps to the enchanting table.
Breezehome is, however, convenient for blacksmiths due to its proximity to Warmaiden's, as well as for alchemists because of its convenient apothecary's satchel placed right on the lab.
Unlike other houses, this one does not have mannequins for armor displaying.
In the Hearthfire add-on, a courier will deliver a message called Breezehome Furnishings, which allows the Dragonborn to buy an extra room for adopted children. Any items stored in the barrel next to the staircase will then be moved to the nearby cupboard.
After the house is bought, Proventus sells upgrades for the property:
There is also a guest bedroom upgrade to the house that is added after becoming Thane of Whiterun and Lydia becomes the Thane's housecarl. If the title is granted before purchasing Breezehome's deed, the room furnishings are already present. Once Lydia is dismissed of her duties as a follower, she returns here.
If dialogue with an NPC is not completed before entering Breezehome, they follow the Dragonborn inside. They immediately leave upon finishing their dialogue. However, this is a common occurrence for all houses.
To obtain to the house for free, collect 5,000 and speak with Proventus. During the dialogue option for purchasing the house, open a container and deposit the coins inside. This can also be done for purchase the upgrades. The coins can be dropped on the floor, but they are much more difficult to pick up afterward. Between 8:00 and 8:30 AM, Proventus can be found in the upper rooms of Dragonsreach, where many containers reside. This is the best location for executing the exploit.
Decorating an area of the house removes spiderwebs and boxes.
This house can be accessed during the Battle for Whiterun, but the beds cannot be slept in and the upgrades cannot be purchased.
Adopted children living at Breezehome may comment on the sorry state of the Gildergreen (until the quest The Blessing of Nature is completed). They may also mention playing with Lucia in the park, and feeling sorry for her (unless she has also been adopted).
Click to the list of bugs encountered
360 PS3 Sometimes the wall mount upstairs will not let you hang weapons. No known fix yet.
PC 360 The Steward may not sell upgrades if a follower is present, or if the Dragonborn has a bounty.
PC After purchasing the home, any items put into the only chest in the un-upgraded house will immediately disappear. Leaving Whiterun for a few days appears to fix this.
PC All the containers in the upgraded house may stop auto-sorting items placed in it, causing a mess. Some of the items are sorted based on the order in which they are deposited, while others are arranged alphabetically.
PC 360 After installing the Hearthfire DLC, Breezehome may become broken and will crash the game if entered.
PC 360 After purchasing the Alchemy Lab for the house it can disappear without ability to buy it again.
360 Sometimes upon entering the house the upstairs walls are not there, but the doors are. Reloading a previous save will fix this.
360 PS3 Sometimes placing Mehrunes' Razor (possibly all daggers) on any of the wall mounts will cause the weapon to glitch off the mount and into the wall, making it impossible to get. (can be fixed by loading a save before placing on the mount).
360 Some weapons placed on the weapon rack will appear on the floor in front of it when re-entering Breezehome.
PC 360 PS3 If the house has been acquired before the Stormcloak attack, the house may be locked and inaccessible after the attack.
360 PS3 Items placed in the home such as on a table for decoration can disappear randomly.
PS3 Chests, Tables, Wall mounts and entire walls sometimes disappear, one way to fix this is leaving Breezehome and re-entering the building. The items then reappear on the floor.
PC 360 After placing an object in the home using the "grab" function, it may fly back to the initial location where it was dropped.
360 PS3 Withdrawing all stored books on bookshelves makes the books stay in place and become inaccessible. This prevents them from being interacted with. Withdrawn books are still added to the inventory
360 PS3 Sometimes the wall mount above the door does not allow items to be placed on it.
360 All books with the same cover may randomly disappear from a bookcase after adding another book of a different cover.
PS3 Placing a stolen weapon on the weapon rack and then taking it can cause that weapon rack slot to become inaccessible.
360 PS3 Placing a Silver Greatsword on the Weapon's Rack will cause it glitch out of said rack, and while it is still retrievable, the rack becomes unusable (only the one slot). This also happens at other houses.
PC 360 PS3 Items can be either be placed or spawn behind the shelf to the left of the entrance. These items cannot be reached making them impossible to retrieve.
PC Using Whirlwind Sprint into Lydia's room, while overburdened, into the wall, will make you spawn just inside Breezehome's door after a small gray screen area.
PS3 Similarly using Whirlwind Sprint into the wall support at the back of the house on the ground floor while put you out of the map for a few seconds before teleporting you back to the entrance.
360 Sometimes none of the wall mounts will work in a game. This appears permanent, (e.g. come back later, will still not work). Sometimes if you buy the house and decorations in one visit to the steward the wall mounts will work.
PS3 Sometimes if there are loose objects on the ground in front of the door the Dragonborn can fall through the floor and reappear at the door again.
Objects placed on the stand by the door may fall through the surface and into the drawer. The object can be obtained again by opening the door, exiting the storage menu, and picking it up from inside the drawer.
PC Placing axes causes the item to float somewhere around the rack, the item is still retrievable and the weapon rack can still be used, allowing for more storage. For example, an Orcish battleaxe sticks out of the center of a Shield when placed on the rack in the upstairs bedroom.
Arrows shot into the door of Breezehome stay there permanently.
PS3 Containers in Breezehome may reset, and all the items in them will be lost.
PC DG If you purchase the house and don't have enough money for the alchemy lab, you'll keep the option to purchase the lab but doing so only eats the 500 septims. Console Workaround: prid e4ef9, disable, prid e4ec8, enable