He purchased the first sentient house for only a quarter million, second hand.
Everything worked like new, but it had its quirks. The house got snarky, almost jealous. People tended to visit once and never stop by again.
He enjoyed the new house so much he didn’t really think about his dwindling circle of friends, not until the night the AI finally told him it loved him, standing in his living room in a body built from all of his favorite parts of them.