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Actor Cary Elwes reclines on the balcony of his home in Malibu in a 2004 file photo. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Actor Cary Elwes has put his Malibu house on the market at $1.975 million.

The Old World-style Mediterranean, built in 1978, looks out on the ocean and surrounding hillsides. The 2,700-plus-square-foot home sits behind walls on about an acre. Features include a red-tiled portico, interior archways, expansive windows, a deck, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Elwes, 49, has appeared on the series "Psych" (2009-10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2007) and "The X-Files" (2001-02). He will star in the upcoming films "The Story of Luke" and "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure." His starring-role credits include "Saw" (2004), "Twister" (1996) and "The Princess Bride" (1987).

Public records show Elwes bought the property in 1996 for $615,000.

Eytan Levin of the Levin Group is the listing agent.

lauren.beale@latimes.com