Helen Road, also known by its address 12 Helen Rd or 12 Helen Road, is one of the most prominent locations in Downfall, being surpassed only by Quiet Haven. Joe visits the flat building multiple times throughout the game, particularly in surreal dream sequences.
Apartment building Edit
The flat building on 12 Helen Road is the living quarters of Joe and Ivy Davis. Despite being largely unexplored in Downfall, the layout of the building is revealed during The Cat Lady to have five floors; four tenant floors and a ground floor as well as a basement.
The ground floor contains a communal mailbox for the eight flat tenants, a table with a vase of flowers, a cabinet full of junk mail and one of Joe's books, and a staircase leading to the upper floors although the stairwell is blocked off by a brick wall. Behind the cabinet is a forgotten door that leads to the building's basement.
Near the end of the game, it is revealed that Joe and Ivy are the tenants of flat three on the second floor. Joe's flat consists of a living room with a television, couch, dining table, and desk, a bedroom with a shattered mirror, and a bathroom with a bathtub, sink, and toilet. There is a large hole in the living room floor that leads to an empty flat below, formerly belonging to a family known as the Morrisons.
Construction site Edit
Next to the apartment stands a construction site, this is the location Robbie was told where a briefcase full of money was hidden. It turns out there was something hidden on the construction site, however it wasn't a briefcase but a case full of grenade.
From later parts of the game, it appears at some point the building was finished, although it's unknown what it's being used for.
- Despite being located on the first floor, the hole in the empty flat that leads to the basement completely ignores the ground floor in between.