Athol Plantation
Athol Plantation

About Us


John and Steve have been together for several years now. John was living in Raleigh, where he had a successful hair salon, when he met Steve. Steve had recently retired from the corporate world, and now is enjoying the life of a country gentleman, which of course is a fancy way of saying he does things likes mow the lawn and tend to this fine old house.

John still enjoys making people even more beautiful than they already are: at his John Gay Studios in Edenton his motto is “Listen, Advise, Create.”

Both have extraordinary culinary skills, and love to pamper their guests with delectable meals and treats at the cocktail hour (it’s always five o’clock somewhere!).

They will greet you with open arms, and their Yorkies will do the same.