Ryan and Trista: room to grow
September 21, 2005
As reality would have it, Trista’s not pregnant – yet.Although, with plans to start a family in the very near future, Vail’s most acclaimed sweethearts, Ryan and Trista Sutter, are ready to trade in their luxurious upvalley pad for a house with a yard and a fence.The couple put their Wildridge residence on the market at the end of August. But they’re not moving far – just down the valley.
“We want to move to Eagle,” Trista says. “We want a family. The community is great. The schools are wonderful down there. We want our own yard. We would be able to put up a fence there for our dogs. There’s room to grow.”It’s been two years since Ryan Sutter and Trista Rehn met on “The Bachelorette” and said “I do” as thousands witnessed the million-dollar ceremony from home on their TV screens. Trista had been living in L.A. at the time and Ryan in Vail when the couple decided to settle down in Wildridge. Nothing has changed, other than Trista’s appreciation of the Vail Valley.
“We live in Colorado. My value system is here now, and I want to stay in Colorado,” Trista says. “If there’s anything that takes me away from Colorado then I need to be paid a lot of money to make it worthwhile because our home and responsibilities are here. It’s not that we don’t love our house anymore, because I love where we live. It’s just that it’s time for a change.” The asking price for the 3,250-square-foot, four bedroom, four bath Wildridge home with views of Beaver Creek is $1,050,000. Built in 2002 by Dantas, the home has lofty ceilings and is rich in details such as slab granite in all the bathrooms, alder finishes and walnut hardwood floors.”The floors were actually the selling point for me,” Trista says. “When we walked in the house I said, ‘I love those floors. I want this house.'”
Once they settled in, Trista discovered the house was perfect for the newlyweds.”The master bath is wonderful. It’s got separate vanities, which is key to a successful marriage,” Trista says laughing. “And another key, which we will have to do without in the new house and now that we’ve been married two years we can deal with this, but we have separate closets in our house now. I have a huge, gigantic walk-in closet that I love, and Ryan has his, you know, normal-sized closet. But the fact that we have his and her closets – so key.”The house doesn’t come without special touches compliments of Ryan and Trista either. Ryan built a work bench and island in the oversized garage, not to mention the hours upon hours he’s spent landscaping and planting flowers. Trista’s passionately decorated each room according to their personalities – hearts for Trista and snowboards for Ryan. US Weekly remodeled the backyard patio and the washer and dryer was a gift from Ellen DeGeneres.
“What does a million dollars buy you in the valley?,” asks the Sutter’s real estate agent Heather Lemon of Slifer, Smith and Frampton. “You can get a fixer-upper closer to the slopes in Whiskey Hill for the same price or you can drive up the hill and get get these wonderful views and this huge, beautiful house.”When the Sutters originally bought the home they were worried it was too far from the slopes and the rest of civilization, but it takes Ryan 15 minutes to get to work in Vail and 15 minutes to get to Beaver Creek ski hill. “It’s so totally worth it and really in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that far,” Trista says. “Looking at the views of Beaver Creek every day, I am so thankful. It’s so beautiful and I just think I’m so lucky.”
For more information, call Heather Lemon at 479-2020 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Staff Writer Laura A. Ball can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 619, or firstname.lastname@example.org.Vail, Colorado