The House of Wind is built into the middle and largest peak of the red flat-topped mountains that flank the northern side of Velaris. In fact, the mountain has holes and windows built in the uppermost part of it, for the House of Wind has literally been carved into the rock. At night, it looks as if the mountain has been crowned in gold.
The House of Wind has many broad balconies glided by the light of golden lanterns. At the far end, built into the red mountain itself, are two glass doors that open to a large, but surprisingly casual, dining room carved from the stone, and accented with rich wood. In the center of the room there is a long table with chairs fashioned to accommodate wings. The halls of the House are of the same crimson color as the mountain. Feyre and Rhysand celebrate Starfall in one of the private balconies of the House of Wind. The House of Wind contains many bedrooms, a common library, and a war room decorated with a large black table and a mirror.
A large training yard with fighting rings is positioned on the top roof of the House of Wind, open to the elements. The easiest way to get to the House of Wind is by flying. Otherwise, you must climb ten thousand stairs.
Beneath the House of the Wind is a massive, subterranean library. Rhysand gifted it to the priestesses who have been treated badly by the world. No one can enter the library without their permission. In the center of the library is a black pit where Bryaxis used to live. A stone railing keeps people from falling over the side. At least three dozen priestesses work and live in the library.
Under the Mountain, when Amarantha tricked the High Lords into giving control over their powers to her, Rhysand felt Amarantha ripping his power away, he used what little time he had to erase the city and the wards from the minds of the Court of Nightmares. He threw a shield around Velaris, which includes the House of Wind, binding it to his Inner Circle so that they had to remain or risk that protection collapsing, and used what little power he had left to tell them mind to mind what was happening as well as ordering them to stay away.
Rhysand takes Feyre to the House of Wind to meet his Inner Circle for the first time. Feyre has just left the Spring Court. Rhysand wants her to meet his friends before deciding if working with them to keep Hybern from Prythian is something she wants to do. It is also the first time Feyre flies with Rhysand.
Nesta is forced to move out of her apartment and into the House of Wind with Cassian and Azriel. During her time at the House, she befriends it, and the House offers her comfort. Part of Nesta's training and healing involves attempting to take the ten thousand stairs that lead from the House to Velaris. The House is gifted to Nesta and Cassian as a mating present.
- The House of Wind is warded against people winnowing inside. Not even High Lords can do it. The only way to access the house, other than flying, is by walking up the ten thousand steps.
- When he was a boy, Rhys loved to sneak out of the House of Wind by leaping out of his window to fly all night over Velaris. When his mother discovered this, after scolding him, she occasionally joined him. Sometimes he still does this.
- Throughout A Court of Silver Flames Azriel lived with Cassian and Nesta in the house. He likely moved out after Feyre and Rhysand gave it to Nesta and Cassian as a gift for their mating ceremony.