So today I went with the tape measure and decided what furniture is going to have to go. As I suspected, the dining room table is out. There is space fro a table, just not one that big. I'm looking for something with a glass top so it can go near the floor to ceiling windows without blocking the view too much. On second look, the kitchen counter really doesn't lend itself to barstool dining because the counter doesn't stick out so one would have to sit sideways to eat.
My big desk is also being left in the dust. The new buyers of the place would like to keep the wardrobe cabinets in the bedroom however which is fine by me. They would have to be completely disassembled to get them down the stairs. They came up in Ikea boxes.
I brought my BFF along with me today and she now knows why I am smitten.