Shack Palace is a family owned and run business, founded by Frank & Lorna Macchia and their eldest daughter Samara.
Frank founded his building design studio over 35 years ago as a new graduate and has since worked on many different projects throughout Australia including restaurants, cafes and wellness centres, however the majority of his work has been designing homes.
Frank’s interest in philosophy and human nature has led him on an ongoing journey of questioning the way we live in our homes, from the design & construction including materials, size and layout, to the rituals in each space that make up our day to day lives. His driving passion is to encourage the creation of homes that inspire a simpler way of living that not only serves us as individuals but better serves the world around us. From this vision, the Shack Palace concept was born.
Our first home design following the Shack Palace philosophies was designed by Frank and built in Noosa in 2017. Designed as a guest home to allow others to experience our vision. You can book your stay in our Noosa guest home here.
After working with talented artisans on designing and curating pieces for this home, Samara started sourcing pieces for our retail store, which opened in Byron Bay and online in November 2017. Samara continues to manage and curate our store. She also does interior styling for some of Frank’s client homes in collaboration with Frank and his team.