Every year, Bay Staters wonder when it's OK to turn on the heat in our homes. We know we're in for a long winter, but residents here have a lot of pride about how long they can handle the cold. Still, even the toughest Bostonian won't be able to hold out much longer, and honestly, what's better than cozying up near the fireplace. anyway? These three homes all feature fireplaces that will keep you warm all fall and winter long, whether you live right in the city or on the outskirts. 

37 Brimmer St., Unit 1

Located right in Beacon Hill, this three bedroom, three bathroom townhouse also has three fireplaces for maximum comfort. The $3.5 million home welcomes you with a grand parlor featuring a beautiful stairway, high ceilings, hardwood floors and a mantled fireplace. The parlor gets plenty of light from a big picture window that looks out onto the Charles River. The second level has two bedrooms both with en suite fully renovated marble baths and a wood-paneled master bedroom with built-ins and its own fireplace. The last is in the dining room, which opens onto a landscaped and fenced-in private yard. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. 

For more on this listing contact Melanie Olinto at melanie.olinto@compass.com.

3 White Pine Knoll Rd.

This split-level home sits just outside of Boston and is sure to be a comfy and cozy reprieve from the city, especially in the cold and dreary weather. For $929,000, this Wayland home comes with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two fireplaces. The combined living and dining room has cathedral ceilings with skylights and access to a front deck. There's another deck around back that connects to a family room with a seating area included and fireplace at the ready. The open kitchen with peninsula seating connects the two areas. The master bedroom also is home to a fireplace as well as walk-in closets and an en suite bathroom with a double sink vanity. 

For more on this listing contact Frann Bilus at frannbilus@compass.com.

217 Common St., Unit 27

This Watertown condo offers the best of city living while still giving you some of the best amenities of a single-family, suburban home. With more than 1,800 square feet, this $548,000 home takes over the second and third floors of a beautiful building close to Harvard Square. The sun-lit living room features a dark-brick fireplace and leads into the colorful dining room, which offers a built-in China cabinet. Large windows, high ceilings and wood floors throughout bring this home together. The eat-in kitchen offers lots of storage. Two bedrooms on the lower level share a bathroom while a master bedroom with a newer bath offer lots of privacy on the third floor. Plus, you'll never have to walk out to a freezing car on a morning winter thanks to exclusive use of the left garage. 

For more on this listing contact John Petrowsky at jpetrowsky@compass.com.