I know, not super attractive, but it does look better when we bought the place:
Yikes! Yes, that is super fabulous silver/gray faux paint. And yes, the former owners stripped the light fixtures from the house.
There was also an archway with a little hallway to the bathroom, and a small under-the-stairs closet to the left.
You can see the outside of the arch to the hall/closet/bathroom in this next picture:
And by the afternoon, the hall in front of it and the former butlers' pantry behind it were all exposed. No more arch! No more closet! No more bathroom! Just lots of holes and pipes.
Instead of the arch going into the hallway, there is a new door that will go into the new half bath.
And on the kitchen side of the wall, the arch that used to exist to the old butlers' pantry seen here: