1: Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of the full room before we ripped the paneling off to see of the fireplace was there (that happened closing night, post- champagne)
2: Unfinished wood was where the structural engineer had the owner replace buckled paneling. They were also to repair the corner of the floor left of the windows, but they just put some plywood under the carpet. I looked up his liscense, and it exists, but would not suggest Jeffrey D. Oinonen, P.E. of JDO Engineering, LLC for any of your structural needs...
3: Left doorway goes to the entryway then dining area, right opening leads to the steps and kitchen.