Collectors: It Takes a Lot of Space To Make a Museum a Home

Taxi drivers, taking passengers to the high-domed, gleaming beige mansion on Washington, D.C.'s fashionable Foxhall Road, are apt to ask if it is an embassy. Pedestrians sometimes mistake it for a new museum, stroll in to peer at Bonnard's radiant Après le Déjeuner in the foyer. The house is not an embassy or museum, but neither is it an ordinary home. It is the new, luxurious, $1.5 million-plus home of David Lloyd Kreeger, 59, and his wife Carmen, who built it as a sort of shrine to art.

David Kreeger, a Harvard-educated corporation...