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.
890 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
890 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Such a treasure! This elegant brick ranch has been completely and beautifully renovated, and is perfectly situated on a generous .92 acre wooded property in the heart of east Lake Forest. This sought after location offers the convenience of walking to town, train, beach and library. The beautiful and professionally landscaped yard provides seasonal views of the best that nature has to offer. A circular drive, bordered in cobblestone, leads to the 3-car garage, additional parking area and blue stone walkways and patio. The welcoming foyer opens to the expansive living room with limestone fireplace and custom-finished tray ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling windows appear to bring the outside right in. The spacious kitchen has white cabinetry, white/grey quartzite counter tops, two SubZero refrigerators with four freezer drawers, 6-burner Dacor cooktop with removable griddle, Thermador ovens, Miele dishwasher, Grohe faucet with separate pull-out sprayer, and two custom pantry closets. The master suite is a dream! Coffered ceiling, crystal chandelier and sconces, built-in cabinetry and two custom walk-in closets lead to the exquisite master bath with double vanity, separate shower with custom rain glass door, WC and Aquatic spa tub. A French door leads into the beautifully appointed library with two separate desktop work areas, built-in cabinetry complete with file drawers and pull-out shelving. Conveniently located by the garage entry, the laundry/mud room has a marble floor, white cabinetry, quartzite counter, built-in ironing board and a large utility sink with Kohler pull-out sprayer. Clean and painted, the large unfinished basement has three separate storage rooms and an additional laundry hook-up and utility sink. The 3-car attached garage has built-in tall cabinetry, slat walls for ample storage and wood plantation shutters. Nothing has been missed in this beautiful renovation: gorgeous Brazilian walnut hardwood floors, multi-layered crown moldings, new Marvin windows and doors, custom plantation wood shutters, Shonbeck lighting fixtures, raised ceilings, recessed lighting, custom built-ins adorned with Edgar Berebi knobs and drawer pulls, natural stone countertops, Grohe faucets and Robern medicine cabinets in all en suite baths, surround sound in family room and built-in speakers throughout the home. Luxury, location and the ease of single level living, this home has it all!