By M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp with Judith Nasatir

Los Angeles-based architectural firm Tichenor + Thorp is known for stunning homes that take advantage of the West Coast climate, blurring the lines between inside and out. The duo’s style ranges from Provençal to Western, with cabanas, pagodas and terraces designed to be secondary living rooms. Standout space: In one SoCal backyard, a lush garden is cut through with pathways and a bocce court, leading to a Moorish daybed and pool beyond. Vendome Press, HC 288 pages, 2017, $75 CND.