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A drab former water bailiff's home has undergone a stunning transformation into a luxury secluded hideaway.<br />
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Architects Mark Camillin and Liam Denny bought the waterside home near Penzance in Cornwall which overlooks a reservoir in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in March 2016. <br />
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The three-storey home is the only dwelling which overlooks the Drift Reservoir and the pair have given it an eye-catching new lease of life.<br />
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The property was originally built in 1961 alongside the Drift Dam and was developed by South West Water as a living quarters for the manager of the dam and the reservoir.<br />
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The dam was constructed in the 1960s to flood the Drift valley and form a reservoir to supply water to west Cornwall.<br />
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However, when the dam was automated the house was sold off a private dwelling and had fallen into disrepair before the intervention of its two owners. <br />
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They have named the home Nevada because of its similarities to an American lake house.<br />
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The upper level of Nevada is clad in copper while the rest of the home is made out of Cornish granite stone.<br />
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There are three bedrooms each with sun decks and a secret garden gate which opens out onto the waterside pathway. <br />
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The inside of the eco-friendly home has been lined with plywood and there is a concrete tile floor.<br />
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A spokesperson for Unique Home Stays said: "The upper levels of the house have been clad externally with copper, while the lower levels remain as built with Cornish granite stone. <br />
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"The exterior of the house is uncompromisingly modern - modernism from the 1960s with a feel of a Californian lake side cabin.<br />
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"The secret garden gate opens out onto the waterside pathway where couples can enjoy romantic moonlit walks. <br />
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"Fisherfolk can hire a boat and enjoy the clear waters of the Drift Reservoir stocked with rainbow and blue trout. <br />
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"Twitchers will be spoilt for choice, spotting herons, swans, geese and resident Muscovy duck enjoying