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.
1420 Abington Cambs Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
1420 Abington Cambs Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Luxurious single level living! This incomparable estate is sited on 2+ private acres in beautiful Lake Forest. The setting is remarkable, with lush lawn, mature trees and views of nature from every room. Enter the private drive and see the handsome brick exterior with slate roof. Excellent architectural design is evident in its classic proportions, high ceilings, generous room sizes, rich crown moldings, wide hallways and thoughtful floor plan. The foyer opens to the formal living room with fireplace, tray ceiling, and tall windows with transoms. The elegant dining room has a coffered ceiling, tall windows with transoms and fireplace; it is an ideal spot for entertaining family and friends. The spacious library is located away from family activities for peaceful "work from home." Recently, major renovations of the kitchen, family room and master suite were completed. It now features an impressive open concept kitchen/family room. The nuHaus chef's kitchen includes a La Cornue cooktop, Wolf double ovens, an additional oven and warming drawer, Miele refrigerator, SubZero Freezer, granite countertops, an island with seating and a built-in Miele expresso/coffee maker. The sunny kitchen eating area overlooks the courtyard and garden. The bar/serving area between the kitchen and formal dining room features a full-sized wine refrigerator and excellent storage. From the kitchen, enjoy the screened porch with bluestone flooring and surround sound. The master suite is a dream with its spacious bedroom, fireplace, huge walk-in closet and views of the rear lawn/courtyard. The renovated master bath boasts gorgeous Carrara marble floors (with artful pattern), deluxe shower and double vanity top, and a free standing tub. All 5 bedrooms are en suite. Car collectors, note the temperature controlled attached garage that will accommodate 8 automobiles or other recreational equipment. The indoor lap pool is a great way to exercise year 'round. It has doors that open to the exterior for warm weather swimming/entertaining, and a nearby party kitchen and pool bathroom. Upgraded HVAC mechanicals, water heaters, garage heaters and all-home generator have been added by the current owners. During the remodel, 22 windows were replaced! This home is one of the finest single level residences available on the North Shore.