Fresh & Easy Chief Executive Jim Keyes, who recently announced that the company will close about 50 of the neighborhood grocery stores, has purchased an oceanfront home in Redondo Beach for $6.35 million.
The gilded Mediterranean, built in 1990, is entered through a double-height foyer with elaborate marble flooring, a fountain and a sweeping brass staircase. The 9,200-square-foot home is distinguished by a variety of ornate finishes including stained-glass windows, wood-carved doors and detailed ironwork.
Among features is a chef's kitchen with a mosaic-tiled backsplash and colorful cabinetry. Other living spaces include a formal living room with a wet bar, a game room an office/study, five bedrooms and 6.25 bathrooms. Accessible by elevator, the ocean-view master suite has a balcony and a tiled fireplace.
Josh Flagg and Barbara Stover of Rodeo Realty were the co-listing agents. Brett Miller of Vista Sotheby's International Realty represented Keyes, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Keyes, formerly the president and CEO of