By default, the WordPress page you select as your static home page will automatically run the Front Page template.
Because it differs from the standard blog layout we are all so familiar with by now, the Front Page template provides a great way to make your home page more informative and inviting for visitors.
Include images, video, text, or even a persuasive call-to-action to nudge your guests in the right direction.
Bottom line? Thesis Skins give you the ability to customize a static home page by way of the Front Page template.