2017 Show House

St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild was honored to be a part of the 2017 “Year of Vonnegut” by presenting the childhood home of author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. as the organization’s 56th Annual Decorators’ Show House and Gardens.

Julie O’Brien Design Group stepped up, once again, to participate by taking on the dining room. 


The residence was built by the author’s architect father, Kurt Vonnegut Sr., expressly for his own family. They included his wife, Edith Lieber Vonnegut, and their three children, Bernard, Alice, and Kurt Jr. The celebrated author, playwright, artist, lecturer, and humanitarian resided in the home from the time that he was just a few months old until he was 15 years old.

David Stahl