Instead, the incoming First Lady will remain in the couple’s penthouse on the 58th floor of Trump Tower, which they share with their 10-year-old son Barron, until his school term ends.
Mr Trump said Melania and Barron would join him “right after he finishes school”.
The tycoon will live alone in the presidential dwellings for a few months as most American schools finish in the late spring or early summer.
A source close to the future President claimed the Republican’s election campaign “has been difficult for Barron” and the family were keen to “keep disruption to a minimum”.
Transition spokesman, Jason Miller, said: “No official statement has been released by the Trump family regarding transition timing, but like any parents they are concerned about pulling their 10-year-old son out of school in the middle of the year.
“We would also appreciate the same privacy and security considerations given to previous First Families with regard to minor children be extended to the Trumps as well.”
He added: “The Trump family is energised and excited about their new role serving the country, and specifically the President-elect’s task at hand of helping to move our country forward.”, Express reported.