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.
675 Leland Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
675 Leland Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
True to its French Provencal architectural style, this exquisite home offers beauty, luxury and comfort found in manor homes along the French countryside. The scenic 1.86 acre property is professionally groomed, yet has many towering trees. There are wonderful outdoor amenities that include a deluxe stone patio, outdoor kitchen, pergola, fire pit and large tennis court. The front motor court and 4-car garage with porte cochere provide abundant parking for family and friends. The foyer unveils an elegant staircase with wrought iron balusters, volume ceilings, handcrafted millwork, cased arched openings and wide-plank hardwood floors that run throughout most of the first and second levels. Tall windows and French doors with transoms offer abundant natural light, and easy access to the outdoors. There are six substantial masonry fireplaces with gas starters. If you need to work at home, the paneled library with fireplace, built-in bookshelves and access to the terrace is an ideal workplace. The country kitchen with beamed ceiling and pine cabinetry is a dream! The photos highlight its hammered copper sinks, stone counters, long walnut island with seating and SubZero beverage drawers, SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Wolf ovens/grill with pot filler faucet, and two Miele dishwashers. There is a large informal eating area that is open to the comfortable family room. For open air dining, enjoy the screened porch with its handsome stone fireplace and floors. For formal dining, entertain in the elegant dining room, served by a catering prep kitchen and butler's pantry. All six bedrooms are en suite (five on the second level and one in the lower level). The regal master suite has a fireplace, balcony, and one of the prettiest white Carrara marble bathrooms ever designed. There are two customized walk-in closets. The generous laundry room is also on the second level. The lower level is a marvelous place for family fun and casual entertaining. It has a spacious recreation room, deluxe home theater, wine room, billiards room, full gym, bedroom and bathroom. Leland Court is a beautiful and private cul-de-sac, very near the Metra station, Starbucks, restaurants, shopping and expressway access. O'Hare is often a 20-30 minute commute. This newer home (2008) has been meticulously maintained and is upgraded to perfection!