06/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sister Aimee's $1.5 Million Evangelical Castle for Sale

Via The Eastsider, The 5,000 sq. foot "Moorish Revival" Lake Elsinore home of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson is up for grabs. The celebrity evangelist and founder of Foursquare Church built the hilltop home as a retreat in 1929, and the property dubbed "Aimee's Castle" is elaborately adorned with religious minarets, domes, blue tiling, and hand-painted murals. Sister Aimee's church purchased the estate with plans to transform it into a public attraction, but due to economic downturn the parsonage was instead put back on the market. According to the listing, the $1.495M castle includes 5-bedrooms, 6-bathrooms, panoramic lake views, an atrium, a large pool, "servants quarters," a gym, and a hidden tunnel. Uncover the mystery of this curious piece of local history here.