ATHENS, TN., Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Affiliate Broker Bob Kemph has obtained the listing for the Historic Mayfield Estate.  Top designer, Larry Herd, has completely renovated the 1961 ranch style home that sits on 7.35 acres.  Today the home contains the amenities expected in a premier home with its Asian Walnut Hand Hewn floors in the main rooms that walk you back to yesterday.


“There is a proud and amazing history that’s associated with this property,” said Bob Kemph, an Affiliate Broker with Crye-Leike, Realtors Athens Tennessee branch office. “The history shows how the Mayfield family mortgaged the family farm in order to build the most modern milk plant in the Southeast at the time.”


According to the Mayfield Dairy Farms website, the company began in 1923 with a few Jersey cows, spring water refrigeration and a family’s dedication to providing the community with quality, great-tasting dairy products. Today, Mayfield has a staff of nearly 2000 employees and serves nine states, continuing a rich heritage of creating progressive innovations and exceptional dairy items.


1,000 acres of the family farm surround the homestead that sits on 7.35 acres.


“It is our understanding the property outside of the 1,000 acres will not be sold, but instead is being placed in a conservatory,” said Kemph.  “This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone to capture a beautifully removed farm with a rich history that extends well beyond the local Athens community.”


For your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Bob Kemph at (423-745-7374) or email him at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.