Brake House

2501 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 [ map ]
Phone: 412-434-7080


The Brake House is a mixed use building with residential lofts and commercial space. Formerly the Kerotest Building, it was named for the air brakes which were invented there when the building was owned by Westinghouse --- but is probably best known as the place where the movie "Flashdance" was filmed.

Today the building has 18 apartments where tenants enjoy exposed original masonry, chic steel beams running along the ceiling, and moveable, semi-transparent walls.

Some of the first floor commerical space is occasionally used for fundraisers and other events.

Hours of operation

The building's management office is open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Indoor parking is available for tenants.

In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group