Director Steve Zuckerman and talent manager Darlene Kaplan look to sell longtime Encino manor

In Encino, director Steve Zuckerman and talent manager-producer Darlene Kaplan have listed their English Tudor-style home for $3.499 million.
(Daniel Dahler Photography)

Television and theatrical director Steve Zuckerman and his wife, talent manager and theatrical producer Darlene Kaplan, are ready to call it a wrap in Encino Hills. The couple have listed their decked-out English Tudor-inspired home for sale at $3.499 million.

Tudor styling brings a sense of history to the inside and outside of the estate, which sits on an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. A steep gabled roof and touches of stone enhance the classic exterior. Creeping ivy creates a frame around the front door

Beyond the entry is a wood-paneled foyer that holds a minstrel gallery. Hardwood floors lead into the living room – a two-story space under wood-beamed ceilings with leaded-glass windows and a brick fireplace.


Original details continue throughout the 5,422-square-foot floor plan. A tapestry spans a wall in the formal dining room, and the kitchen is centered by a butcher-block island.

The master suite, one of four bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, covers over 1,400 square feet. Within the space are a lounge with a fireplace, a wall of leaded-glass windows and a spacious walk-in closet.

The backyard warps back into the 21st century. A second-story wooden walkway leads to an elevated tennis court, and the grounds are completed by a covered patio, flat lawn, swimming pool and spa.

Gwen Banta and Tory Herald of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.

Zuckerman, whose television credits are in the hundreds, has directed episodes of such popular sitcoms as “Murphy Brown,” “Two Broke Girls” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Among his stage work is “Nuts,” the Tony-nominated play.

Kaplan is the owner of Encino-based Darlene Kaplan Entertainment, which she has run for more than two decades. As a casting director, her credits include “Police Academy: The Series,” “Law & Order” and “Coach.” | Twitter: @jflem94


12:53 p.m. Aug. 6: This article was updated with additional information about Steve Zuckerman and Darlene Kaplan.

This article was originally published at 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 3.