Malibu home of Martin Luther King Jr.’s son listed for sale

Leah King, widow of Dexter Scott King, puts property on market with $6M asking price

Malibu Home of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Son Listed at $6M
Martin Luther King Jr. and Dexter Scott King with 28177 Rey De Copas Lane (The Oppenheim Group, Getty)

A Malibu home owned by the youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King has been listed for sale.

Dexter Scott King, who passed away in January after a battle with prostate cancer, served as chair of the Atlanta nonprofit King Center. The center was established by Dexter’s mother as a memorial aimed at continuing his father’s legacy, located next to the Ebenezer Baptist Church where his father served as pastor. Dexter King also served as president of the King Estate, which managed and licensed use of his father’s likeness.  

Dexter King’s name comes from the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., where his father served as a pastor.

Malibu Home of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Son Listed at $6M
28177 Rey De Copas Lane (The Oppenheim Group)

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Dexter’s wife, Leah King, placed the Malibu property at 28177 Rey De Copas Lane on the market for just under $6 million. She is represented by The Oppenheim Group’s Jason Oppenheim, Chelsea Lazkani and Katy Johnson.

The Kings had listed the Malibu home once before in early 2015 for $4.9 million and took it off the market later that year.

The house totals 6,823 square feet with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. It sits on a 1.2-acre lot, close to the beach.

Exterior highlights include gardens, a waterfall spa and patios looking out to Santa Monica Bay. Inside, there’s a theater, elevator, office, gym and chef’s kitchen. It has a guard gate, a second driveway gate and “mature hedging, tropical trees and manicured gardens with no neighbors in sight,” according to the listing on the Oppenheim Group website.

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