Martin Luther King's son trades Malibu mansion for $1.8M Buckhead home

Martin Luther King's son trades Malibu mansion for $1.8M Buckhead home

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Dexter Scott King, the son of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has closed on a $1.8 million home on Peachtree Battle Avenue in Buckhead, according to Curbed Atlanta.

King, who sold his $4.8 million four-bedroom, six-bath Malibu mansion last year, has been on the West Coast since 2000. King said in an email last year that he and his wife, Leah Weber King, want to spend more time in Atlanta, possibly to heal the troubled relationship he has with his siblings.

“My wife and I have been discussing for quite some time the idea of returning to Atlanta,” King said. “And with the present efforts to bring about resolution, lasting peace and healing within myself and my siblings, now seemed the perfect time.”

The 7,451-square-foot Mediterranean-style Buckhead home has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. The half-acre corner lot includes a two-story covered loggia with outdoor fireplace.

Outdoor loggia

Foyer

Outdoor loggia

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