Focused, dedicated and effective best describe Mona Hellinga's approach to real estate sales. Mona is an award-winning Realtor with a loyal, and continually expanding group of past and present clients. She considers it a privilege to work with clients as they buy and sell homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, vacant land and great estates.
A native of Illinois, Mona lived in the western suburbs before settling and raising her 2 children in Lake Forest. Building on previous experience as a sales executive and sales trainer with Harris/3M and Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon, Inc., she entered the real estate profession in 1995. Since then, she has become recognized for her expertise in the luxury home market along Chicago's North Shore communities including Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette & Evanston. She also enjoys selling in Chicago's Gold Coast (where she has a second residence) and Streeterville neighborhoods. Although her practice is based in northern Illinois, Mona also holds a Wisconsin real estate license to assist clients who may be looking for that special vacation home.
Mona has lectured on the subject of Selling Luxury Real Estate, and has recently been quoted in Worth Magazine and North Shore Weekend news. She has also assisted in developing marketing materials for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago's luxury brand,Luxury Collection™.
In 2010, Mona accepted the position of VP/Managing Broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago's Lake Forest office. "I consider the management experience to be one of the highlight's of my career. I was fortunate to work with an outstanding team of managers and brokers. The experience helped me to grow as a Realtor, enabling me to appreciate all aspects of the real estate business." However, in September 2013, Mona decided to resign as manager to dedicate 100% of her time to her first love, full-time sales.st
Away from work, Mona enjoys traveling with her adult children and husband, Joe McCullough. She also has a keen interest in the arts, the Chicago sports scene, and cycling in Door County, Wisconsin.
Make the right move! If you are ready buy or sell real estate, put Mona's 20 years of dedication and experience to work for you.
550 Rockefeller Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
550 Rockefeller Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Sited on a beautiful one acre property in east Lake Forest's Villa Turicum, 550 Rockefeller was custom built as an elegant three bedroom brick ranch with spacious rooms, high ceilings, oak hardwood flooring and many built-in features. In 2001, a second floor dormered addition was built; it includes two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and kitchenette. This uniquely private "apartment" is ideal for overnight guests, live-in help, or extended family visits. The welcoming foyer has marble flooring, two coat closets and ample wall space for decorative art. The living room feels regal with its higher ceilings, traditional wood burning fireplace, built-ins, sliding glass door and tall windows. The separate formal dining room is the perfect place for holiday feasts and dinner parties. It boasts tall windows with views of the front garden. The eat-in kitchen has abundant cabinetry, newer appliances, a planning desk, a wet bar and a sliding glass door that provides views of the ample rear yard. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room. Its gas fireplace, built-in bookshelves, beamed ceiling and pegged hardwood flooring make it a most inviting room. The expansive master suite is on the main level. It is complete with hardwood flooring, a spacious walk-in closet, a wall closet, and a full bathroom with double vanity and shower. Two additional bedrooms and a hallway bathroom complete the first floor bedroom wing. The attached 2-car garage opens to a large mud room/laundry room and nearby powder room. The full basement is unfinished although it offers abundant storage and unlimited potential! Enjoy summer evenings on the rear brick patio, surrounded by established perennials and mature trees. This well maintained home has been much loved by the current owner, and it shows! It is close to Lake Michigan, biking and hiking trails, a Metra train station and outstanding schools. Live your best life in this wonderful home!