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Director Steve Zuckerman, talent manager Darlene Kaplan cast for a buyer in Encino

Steve Zuckerman and Darlene Kaplan’s Tudor-style home | Hot Property
Stone, brick and half-timbering accent the exterior of the English Tudor house in Encino.
(Daniel Dahler Photography)

With its arched ivy-covered entry way, stonework and dark wood foyer, this English Tudor-inspired house in Encino Hills listed at $3.299 million looks like the set for a British mystery. Now all that television and theatrical director Steve Zuckerman and his wife, talent manager and theatrical producer Darlene Kaplan, need to do is cast some home buyers.

A steep gabled roof, half-timbering and leaded-glass windows underscore the architectural leanings of the house, built in 1976.

The two-story living room has soaring beamed ceilings, massive diamond-pane windows and a brick fireplace. Wainscoting, a mural depicting a hunting scene and a window seat grace the formal dining room.


The 5,422-square-foot floor plan also includes a den, a study-office, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The 1,400-square-foot master suite contains a lounge with a fireplace.

A tennis court, a covered patio and a swimming pool complete the more than one acre of grounds.

Among Zuckerman’s scores of credits, he has directed episodes of such series as “Murphy Brown,” “The Golden Girls” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” His stage work includes “Nuts,” a Tony-nominated play.

Kaplan owns Encino-based Darlene Kaplan Entertainment. She has served as casting director for “Police Academy: The Series,” “Law & Order,” “Coach” and “Columbo,” among other shows.


The property previously changed hands in 1997 for $1.275 million.

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

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