Growing up in Chicago’s North West suburbs, Shawnah’s love of sales began at the young age of seven buying and selling antiques and architecture with her father. She continued these practices by co-founding an antique auction company, Donley Auction Services, where she created the company’s first Real Estate Division. High standards and unwavering commitment are a lifelong trait found in the Donley family.
Shawnah is continuously sought out for her advice and trusted judgment on million dollar deals. As a permanent fixture in the antique collectors’ circles, she has a unique ability to market and successfully sell an ever-rotating inventory of truly one-of-a-kind homes. This has provided not only a strong foundation to her real estate career but a loyal clientele and referral business.
Communication is the key to Shawnah’s success. Giving each of her clients personal attention tailored to their needs, she creates a strong rapport, providing guidance in the sometimes turbulent world of real estate. She epitomizes integrity, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction.
As a Chicago resident since 2009, Shawnah is an enthusiastic member of the community volunteering as an Ambassador of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and with the Sunshine Kids Foundation. When she's not helping buyers find their perfect homes, Shawnah, an active stunt actress and member of the Screen Actors Guild, can be seen on the small screen in hit shows such as Chicago Fire, PD, and Med.
Better than new construction, and on a DOUBLE LOT, a 2020 dynamic and modern redesign/renovation of a classic 4 bedroom, 3.1 bathroom home across 4 levels of living and 4 large outdoor spaces! A grand formal entry welcomes you with 12' ceilings and custom feature wall, leading to the main floor open concept kitchen - complete with 12' Quartz waterfall island, Sub Zero and Viking appliances, top of the line custom cabinetry, and walk in pantry - and into the family room with wet bar and wine fridge, and 10 seat dining room with balcony looking into the lower level. The living room is filled with light from a wall of 2 story windows, 17' ceilings and quartz surround fireplace. A huge recreation room with wet bar, wine fridge and butcher block counter, full bathroom and bedroom complete the lower level. On the 3rd floor are 3 bedrooms with custom closets, skylights, 2 brand new full bathrooms, and laundry room, all with 10'-12' ceilings! Walk up to the top floor and you will find the perfect space for an office or indoor hangout with water and gas, stunning skyline views and walkout to the roof, ready to build out! Designer curated finishes include custom color floor stain, sophisticated lighting and hardware, wallpaper, built-ins, feature walls, and 8' doors! The 2 car attached garage has a composite roof deck with electric, gas and water, and walks down into the 44' x 18' stone paver yard, a totally private oasis to spend your days outdoors enjoying the sun on your face or cultivating a garden, walls adorned with ivy and architecturally significant fountains. Entertain here, relax here, live here.