Arts and Crafts architect Leonard Martin, F.R.I.B.A. lived at 'Overbye' in Church Street, Cobham from 1897 to 1917. Martin influenced the appearance of a number of properties in the area. He carried out a thorough restoration of 'Church Stile House' and was responsible for extensive additions to 'Pyports'. He also purchased the neighbouring property 'St Bridgets' which he partly rebuilt and built two other properties in Church Street which are now known as 'Homestead' and 'Beech House'.