This paper presents a comparative syntactical analysis of 30 Greek and 36 Turkish Cypriot village houses selected from the Mesarion Region in Cyprus. Space Syntax theory and methods are employed to investigate, ‘how and to what extent were ethnic divisions reflected in the domestic cultures of these, ‘cohabitating’ and ‘conflicting’ nations?’ The analysis has shown in a concrete way that the domestic cultures of both ethnic groups have been essentially driven by their similar agricultural economy and way of life and that both are the variations of a single dominant theme called ‘courtyard-integrated’. The analysis also suggests that ethnicity does not have clear, significant implications at their spatial constitutions for these particular houses and that the terms ‘Greek house’ and ‘Turkish house’ are likely to have been created artificially with political and nationalistic concerns resulting from the ethnic conflict situation.