"I'd like you to design me a museum. But don't tell your
partners that we're going to live in it."
According to The Washington Times, these are the words
the late David Lloyd Kreeger said to architect Philip Johnson when
he wanted Johnson to build a home for Kreeger, former president and
chief executive officer of GEICO, Washington, D.C., and his wife,
Carmen. Johnson's firm usually would not design private residences,
and Kreeger's unique request was a way around that restriction.
Photos courtesy of Wagner Roofing Co.,