To dream of a penthouse unit in a apartment building or condo represents a perspective on a situation being the highest status, most successful, or as advanced as possible while sharing concerns. A perspective on situation that is comfortable to the highest degree possible while sharing problems. Feeling perfectly successful, but not perfectly independent. Feeling that you are at the pinnacle of some area of your life with responsibilities or problems left to deal with. A perspective on a situation that is as high or advanced as you are going to get while still having to deal with other people’s problems or lingering responsibilities. Enjoying feeling that nothing can stop you, while still caring about lingering issues.
Negatively, dreaming about a penthouse unit in an apartment building or condo represents feelings of being annoyed that you’d have to think of someone else’s problems ever again while being unable to perfectly avoid it. Annoying yourself that you’d have to stop enjoying yourself being the most successful or independent you’d ever been to notice someone else’s problems. A situation that should feel perfect, but isn’t.
Example: A young girl dreamed of killing the CEO of a company and then being in a penthouse apartment. In waking life she had just broken up with an abusive narcissistic boyfriend and was trying to move on. The penthouse symbolism in this case may have have reflected her mindset being comfortably over her ex-boyfriend to the highest degree while still feeling forced to think of him or deal with issues related him. She felt perfectly happy to be independent and was annoyed to have to think of her ex-boyfriend at all.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing her mother in a beautiful New York penthouse apartment. In waking life she was considering taking a Ph.D program in another country while currently taking care of her mother. In this case the penthouse apartment may have reflected her feelings about being as successful as she ever could be in her current life while being ready to move on with her education and simultaneously having to feel the need to take care of her mother.