HGTV Dream Home 2009: Front Yard Pictures

Traditional farmhouse features, oversized light fixtures and period-appropriate plantings make the front yard and porch pop.

The Talk of the Block

A myrtle-lined front walkway, shaded by California oak trees, leads to a gracious wraparound porch and a classic custom-built front door. The picture-perfect scene is complete with oversized, lantern-style hanging lights that run the length of the porch and brighten the entire corner as the sun sets. \"In a town like this, people are always walking down the sidewalks...and a front porch is very much about community and conversation,\" house planner Jack Thomasson says. \"It's very appropriate to have a house like this, on this corner with the mature trees out front that contribute to the historical feel of the house.\"

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