Re/code co-founder Kara Swisher isn’t one to mince words: She’s known in technology and media circles for her ability to get right to the heart of the matter, whether a Silicon Valley merger or a major scoop on burgeoning VC investment.
But there’s a homier side to the person New York magazine called “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist”: Swisher has been buying and renovating houses since she was a teenager. A house obsessive with a home base in San Francisco, Swisher is self-professed to be “old school” in her architectural taste and confesses a growing desire to own property in a new domain: Charleston, South Carolina.
About her peripatetic viewpoint on home ownership, Swisher says, “You can tear anything down and build it again — I was never scared of tearing walls down. Architects like me; I’m open to different things. It’s a bit like journalism. I always have a new idea.” For more Swisher-certified quips, listen to the entire interview, one of 30 Curbed interviews with personalities talking about why they love where they live for a feature called Home Sweet Home.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.