The most well-known image of the urban protected area of Mardin Artuklu district offers a visuality where the traditional housing pattern is intense, and the old city texture is shaped on a sloping topography where the castle is in the highest position. A part of this housing stock has been transformed into buildings such as boutique hotels, cafes, and restaurants, because of the re-functioning works that accelerated after 2010. In these buildings, mostly abandoned to live in the relatively comfortable residences of the “new” city and due to tourism-oriented restoration processes, “how we lived in the past” is known only as a nostalgia-based and limited narrative. The aim of this study is to discuss the historicity of the residence in the Mardin cultural inventory, located in Şehidiye Mahallesi, Artuklu District, where the Çamurdaş family lives today, through its daily life practices and spatial uses. As a method, an oral history study was carried out with those living in the house, and the spatial use plans of the house in the recent and present times were created based on the narratives of the subjects. Thus, it is aimed to reveal an up-to-date knowledge production about a dwelling that is within the scope of second-degree protection, beyond its physical properties.