HGTV Dream Home 2005: Outdoor Spaces Pictures

Sit back, relax and tour the tranquil outdoor spaces that make up HGTV Dream Home 2005. With lake views, fresh landscaping and outdoor amenities, both the homeowners and their guests will find themselves on a mini-vacation.

Extraordinary Views

Challenged by a topography of patios, terraces and retaining walls, landscape architect Alan King created a series of outdoor rooms, including the swimming pool terrace and dining area with its dramatic limestone arbor and fireplace.

Fresh Landscape

Taking a walk from the dock house to the main house means appreciating Alan's work on the terraced landscape, but also getting a chance to understand the sheer scope of the house and what it took to make HGTV Dream Home 2005 happen.

Top Quality

\"I'm very proud to be a part of this Dream Home,\" says builder Bill Mahaffey. \"It was a big challenge — it's a very large home, and we had to work pretty much 24 hours because we didn't want to risk quality in the construction.\"

Low-Maintenance Turf

While Bill was dealing with exacting details of the construction, Alan was below the main house creating the grassy terrace that came to be called the \"Texas Riviera.\" The grass itself surpasses Dream Home standards. The specially formulated grass, perfected at the University of Texas, is as plush as carpet and needs little maintenance.

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