Living basketball legend LeBron James recently purchased a stunning $23 billion spec mansion in the tony Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed by architect Ken Ungar with interior design by Tiffany Harris, the home features sweeping city-to-ocean views, immaculate landscaping, and a balmy climate. In short, James’ new property is ideal for outdoor living.

Roche + Roche is family-owned landscape architecture firm located in the beautiful Northern California city of Sonoma. Led by Landscape Architect David Roche and Landscape Designer and Horticulturist Nancy Roche, the prestigious firm also benefit from the skills and experience of Senior Landscape Architect Salvador Dávila and Landscape Designer Iain Pryor. Roche + Roche has a unique perspective, using their conception of “soft fascination” to create truly stunning rural contemporary designs.

Urban Oasis is a Seattle-area landscape design firm specializing in creative, sustainable outdoor spaces. Founded in 2010 by Landscape Architect & Project Manager Carrie Culp and Field Supervisor and Quality Control Manager Trevor Daley, the team now also includes Landscape Designer Cory Egan. The group is skilled in creating beautiful and enjoyable backyard landscapes as well as in constructing outdoor structures, kitchens, and fireplaces that expand the definition of outdoor living.

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Scottsdale Property – photo via Bill Timmerman 

California based award-winning architectural firm, Marmol Radziner, is known for their mid-century modern-inspired designs. Most of their single-family homes, such as the Scottsdale winter retreat and the Benvenuto Court mountain home, are designed for indoor-outdoor living and extensive use of the space year round. We talk to the team at the design-build firm about what inspires their unique yet simple designs, as well as where they see the future in outdoor living.