While reporting on Hadley and Peter Arnold's Canyon House, writer and architect Sarah Amelar got to rub shoulders–or rather wings and fins–with the family's menagerie: three dogs, a cat, two rabbits, two birds and a fish. Amerlar also attended the world premiere of The Mystery of the Two Sisters, an original play staged in the courtyard by Arnolds' daughter and her friends.

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