HGTV Dream Home 2005: Front Exterior Pictures

With its wide, ambling steps, sweeping front porch and circular greeting area, this ultra-modern Texas home offers a warm invitation to visitors.

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\"The important thing about the entry porch is the idea of a long shallow step — a lazy approach to the front porch. That's laid back, Texas attitude,\" architect Antonio Flamenco says. He notes the three sets of 10-foot-tall French doors in particular, allowing access to the great room from any area of the front porch.

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